Toss: After an early inspection, the Toss and Match Time for the #INDvSA Lucknow ODI has been pushed by half an hour. The Toss will be at 1:30 PM IST. Play begins at 2:00 PM IST.
Match: IND vs RSA, 1st ODI, South Africa tour of India, 2022
Team: India vs RSA
Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Time: October 06, 2022, 1:30 PM
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Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Stadium, Lucknow
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, formerly Ekana International Cricket Stadium, and commonly known as Ekana Cricket Stadium, is a cricket stadium in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh in India.
It is a stadium under public-private partnership and is a venue for Test, ODI, T20I, Indian Premier League and for many other domestic tournament cricket matches.
The stadium has the longest straight boundaries in comparison to all the stadiums in India. It serves as the home ground for the Uttar Pradesh cricket team and it is also going to serve as the home ground for the IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants from 2023 season.
Pitch & Condition
The Ekana Stadium in Lucknow has hosted a total of 3 ODIs so far, and all of them were played between West Indies and Afghanistan in 2019. India and South Africa were scheduled to play an ODI game here in 2020 as well, but it was cancelled due to the Covid pandemic.
The average 1st innings score in the 3 ODIs played here has been 230 runs, which suggests that batting has been tough here, but it is usually a good batting track.
A Black Soil surface will be used in this match which will give the pacers an extra amount of bounce, but the batters will also enjoy that to play their shots.
After an early inspection, the Toss and Match Time for the #INDvSA Lucknow ODI has been pushed by half an hour. The Toss will be at 1:30 PM IST. Play begins at 2:00 PM IST.
Point Table Analysis
Either Rishabh Pant or Suryakumar Yadav could expect a temporary promotion to open alongside Rohit Sharma for the game. Iyer should get some game time finally, ahead of the ODI leg of this white-ball series while one of Siraj or Umesh will make up the XI.
Temba Bavuma, who missed the ODI series in England in July because of an elbow injury he sustained in June, will return to replace Rassie van der Dussen, who broke a finger in September..
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj
Quinton de Kock, Janneman Malan, Temba Bavuma (C), Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada