First game in a series of three T20 races between the two countries, as South Africa will stay for 2 months in India for preparation and there will be a lot of confrontations between the two teams.
This first game takes place at Dharamsala, a first-ever field that hosts the T20 race and has several peculiarities since it is at altitude and has strong winds that and where. This particularity is expected to help South African bowling, which is not based on the spin of the ball, in the strong and fast balloons.
In addition, it is the first T20 game for India after almost a year and will surely have a problem adjusting to the pace of the game. South Africa, on the other hand, was active lately and went to India with its best players, after taking this preparation very seriously.
India has some important absences, mainly in bowling, since Sami, Ishant Sharma and Jadeja are missing. And South Africa will miss Dale Steyn, bowler, but it is obvious that the Indian team will have bigger rearrangements in its composition and is another negative one.
I think South Africans can take advantage of India's lack of preparedness and the peculiarities of the pitch and get their first win in a row. At 2.20 they offer paddypower and at 2.10 at bet365.