BIG UPDATE! India vs South Africa 2022, 1st ODI Timings Changed, Check Here

By Daniel S

October 6, 2022

India and South Africa will lock horns in the first ODI on October 6, Thursday, after a spine-tingling T20I series. The Men in Blue will play with a second-string team as the main team is all set to board the flight to take part in the 20-20 World Cup 2022. 

Ahead of the first ODI, the two teams’ social media handles posted new updates on toss and match timings. The Indian cricket board’s social media team updated that the toss and match time was pushed by half an hour due to rain. Earlier, it was announced that the toss will take place at 1 PM IST and the match will start at 1:30 PM IST. 

However, in the recent update, it was revealed that the match will now start at 2 PM IST while the toss will take place at 1:30 PM IST. As it stands, the match will begin at 2 PM IST and fans are hoping for a match without rain interruption. 

Shikhar Dhawan to lead India

With regards to team India, Dhawan is all set to lead the team after the ODI series against West Indies. Ahead of the match, the Indian skipper said that he wanted to be in the right mindset and added that he hopes to play in the 50-over World Cup in 2023. 

Further opining on the importance of having the right frame of mindset, Dhawan said that he hopes to stay positive and make the most of the opportunity at hand. 

Of course, it is very important because the more matches they (standby players) are going to play, they will be in better groove and better mindset. If the boys perform well, then obviously the confidence will help them. Who knows they might get a chance so they can look at this series as preparation,” Dhawan was quoted as saying. 

“The more they play they will get more experience, their confidence level will increase. They will learn from mistakes. Even for me as well. Keeping 2023 in mind, the more matches I play will be beneficial for me,” said the Indian skipper.