South Africa vs India 1st T20 Prediction & Betting Tips – 18 Feb 2018

Betting Tips

  • If we look at the previous T20 match results then it seems India has won 6 T20 matches out of 10 against South Africa.
  • After beating South Africa in ODI’s series Indian team is highly motivated to win T20 match series.
  • Looking at ODI matches it’s appearing batting and bowling line of Indian team is much better than the host.
  • The South African team still looking for the solution of the Indian team spin bowlers YuzvendraChahal and KuldeepYadav.

South Africa

The South African team has expecting high contribution of AB de Villiers, JP Duminy and David Miller from batting side. AB de Villiers is one of the key batsmen of South Africa. Bowling line will be handled by Dane Paterson, Chris Morris, and AndilePhehlukwayo. The team has lots of expectation from Morris as he is one of the experienced players of the team.


Performance of ViratKohli, Rohit Sharma, and ShikharDhawan was excellent in the ODI series. The team is expecting same performance in the T20 series. All the batsmen are motivated to score high after winning ODI series. JaspritBumrah, KuldeepYadav, and YuzvendraChahal were the rising stars of ODI series. They will continue as a threat to the South African team from the bowling perspective.


Looking at the previous matches results and after analysis of the player’s performance of both the teams, it’s appearing Indian team is in better form rather than South Africa.

India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Jaydev Unadkat, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur

South Africa Squad:  Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy(c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien, Christiaan Jonker, Tabraiz Shamsi

When: South Africa vs India, 1st T20I, February 18, 14:30 Local, 18:00 IST

Where: The Wanderers, Johannesburg

South Africa vs India 5th ODI Betting Tips and Predictions – 13 Feb 2018

Today is the 5th ODI between South Africa and India. This match will be played by both the teams in St Georges Park – Port Elizabeth, South Africa. In this ground, India yet not won any of the matches and this is the advantage for the South African team. Out of 31 ODI’s South Africa won 20 ODI’s in this ground.

South Africa

AB De Villiers, David Miller, and Henirich Klassen performance were good in the last match and the team is appearing in full confidence to win today’s match after winning the last match. Wrist Spinner was the threat for the South African team in the last match but de Villiers was completely set to handle their bowling. KagioRabada (fast bowler) is a threat for the Indian batsman.


Kohli and Dhawan are big guns of India and their batting line partnership is a threat for the South African team. In this match, the Indian team has lots of expectation from Kohli and Dhawan. Bowling line will be handled by Kuldeep Yadav, YuzvendraChahal, andJaspritBumrah.


Both the teams are ready to win today’s match with their leading players but if we look at the past data then forecasting comes in the favour of South Africa. They come over in the last match with their excellent batting line and it seems they will win today’s match also.

Date February 13, 2018
Match South Africa vs India, 5th ODI
Venue St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth
Time 11:00 AM GMT, 01:00 PM LOCAL, 04:30 PM IST

South Africa ODI Squad: Aiden Markram (c), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungisani Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Khayelihle Zondo, Farhaan Behardien

India ODI Squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thkur

Malinga to be the bowling mentor of Mumbai Indians

The well talked pace bowler, Malinga didn’t appear in any of the squad list for this season’s IPL, and however, something even better is coming up. The Sri Lanka pace man, Lasith Malinga, even though didn’t find any absorbents during the 2018 IPL auction, but has been pulled in by his former franchise, the Mumbai Indians (MI) to be the bowling mentor of their team.

Apart from the first season, Malinga has always been the part of this team for all the earlier editions of IPL. He has been the face of Mumbai Indian’s bowling attack for almost all the campaigns, well endeared by his fans at the Wankhede stadium.

Malinga pleased with the appointment decision shared his mind, “It’s a great opportunity to continue my association with Mumbai Indians.  Mumbai has been my home away from home for the last decade. As a player, I have enjoyed the journey with Mumbai Indians and now as mentor, I look forward to the new chapter”.

‘Slinga Malinga,’ as being popularly referred, currently holds the leading wicket-taker record in IPL’s history with a totalling score of taking 154 wickets from 110 matches, he played. He is right now 20 wickets more than the next best total of Amit Mishra. During the 2011 IPL, he won the purple cap and has been a pivotal player in all three IPL finals, won by the Mumbai Indians.

It was mainly due to his deteriorating health and fitness approaching the age of 34, Malinga hasn’t been at the same pace. This is why he has been making sporadic appearances, playing for Sri Lanka.

Malinga’s inclusion in the support staff list will prove beneficial for the young bowlers, participating in this season’s IPL. Earlier, Jasprit Bumrah already stated about the beneficial talks with his amazing bowling veteran that helped him play better and improve, consistently.

MI’s co-owner, Akash Ambani agreeing to the same, said, “Mumbai Indians have a proven record of scouting and bringing forth the young talents at the national stage. It will be a boon for these youngsters as well the established ones to have the combined force of Shane Bond and Lasith Malinga to back them.”

Malinga is set to be a part of an amazing star-studded support staff, including- Mahela Jayawardene (head coach), Shane Bond (bowling coach), Robin Singh (batting coach) and James Pemment (fielding coach).

IPL 2018: Highest paid Indian players (Team Wise)

The spectacular cricketing extravaganza in the shortest form of cricket is all set to start from April in the form of IPL 2018. The bidding and bolstering session for the same has been completed and it’s time to have a look at the extravaganza gala of the team and the players selected by the franchises. The 2 days intense bidding ceremony has already added lot of action to this year’s edition; however, the spectators are eagerly waiting for the mega-event to commence soon for higher action.

Relishing the bidding event, let’s have a look at the highest priced Indian cricketers in each team-

1.       Virat Kohli (Royal Challengers Bangalore) – 17 Cr

The Indian captain has been retained by the RCB franchise at an awe-striking 17 Cr. Price. Kohli has always been the show stopper in this supreme form of cricket making him the highest paid Indian for the upcoming IPL

2.      Rohit Sharma (Mumbai Indians) – 15 Cr

Called as the expert of T20, Rohit Sharma has been picked at the price of 15 Cr. by the Mumbai Indians, under whose guidance the team won their three IPL seasons.

3.      MS Dhoni (Chennai Super Kings) – 15 Cr

He has been called as the ‘adopted son of Chennai’, making the team proud of his performance. This marquee player has been picked for 15 Cr. by the Chennai Super Kings. He has taken the team to the two IPL victories prior to the 2-year ban, the team had to undergo.

4.      Jaydev Unadka (Rajasthan Royals) – 11.5 Cr

This 26-year-old has taken up a massive 11.5 crore deal to start afresh with the Rajasthan Royals. Under this mega bidding, he has also emerged as the most expensive Indian player of this 11th season of the IPL.

5.      Rishabh Pant (Delhi Daredevils) – 8 Cr

Even though being at a sideline, Delhi has this time picked a few pedigree names to add to their squad list in the form of Rishab at an 8 Cr. deal.

6.      KL Rahul (Kings XI Punjab) – 11 Cr

Kings XI hasn’t taken aback from paying such a huge amount for buying this start striking Karnataka’s batsman, KL Rahul at Rs. 11 Cr. He had been previously picked for RCB and SRH, as well.

7.       Dinesh Karthik (Kolkata Knight Riders) – 7.4 Cr

This wicket-keeper batsman has been pulled by the two-time champions, KKR for a 7.4 Cr deal.

  1. Manish Pandey (Sunrisers Hyderabad) -11 Cr

Having been displaying an impeccably strong performance, he has been picked by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for an 11 Cr. bid.