SA vs IND Prediction: The South Africa and Indian team will be up against each other in the 2nd Test of the India tour of South Africa 2021/22 at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg. The Indian team were clinical with their performances in the 1st Test Match. The team’s bowling performances have been top notch, especially the pacers like Bumrah, Shami, and Siraj who have been consistent wicket takers. While the South Africa team will without their experienced player Quinton De Kock, who announced his retirement. The home team needs to be playing their natural game in order to secure a much needed victory to level the series.
India would be confident ahead of this game, as they are coming off with a win. Umesh Yadav or Ishant Sharma can make their way into the team, as the pitch would support the pacers. Looking at Pujara’s form, the star batter from the last series, Shreyas Iyer could be a part of the XI.
South Africa have got a lot of bench strength and they might have a need to use it after losing the first test. Kyle Verreynne is a good batter, and might have a place in the XI in place of retire Quinton De Kock. If Duanne Olivier is fit, he can get to play in place of Mulder.
The cricket fans in India and all around the world have taken much interest in the longest format, since the introduction of World Test Championship. The teams are giving importance to WTC, and are playing with their best possible combinations, thus making the game enjoyable and the fans being hooked to their TV sets. The South Africa vs India Test series rights are with the Star Sports Network. The Sony Six Channel is the official partner for telecast in TV, while the Sony LIV will be the platform through which the cricket fans can stream this 2nd test match between India and South Africa.
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South Africa vs India Head to Head in Tests: Total 40: SA 15, IND 15
The Indian team have been impressive with their performances in the away and home series. They have won the away series from the last year, including Australia and England. They are expected to win this game and secure their victory for the first time in a test series against South Africa at their home soil. While the South Africa team have not been quite at their best in this format, and would look to make a turn around and level the series. But, nothing extraordinary is expected from their side, with the immediate retirement of wicket keeper Quinton De Kock. The odds on the betting platform suggests the win of Indian team by a fair margin.
Betway: SA 4, IND 2.10
Bet365: SA 3.75 , IND 2.05
Here are the top picks for the South Africa vs India Dream11 Team Prediction, who have doing quite well in the test format for their teams.
1. KL Rahul Stats in Tests
The opener of the Indian team has been terrific with his composure and ability to build strong partnerships. In the 1st Test match, he scored a ton and has been impressive with 2467 runs in red ball format.
2. Jasprit Bumrah Stats in Tests
One of the best fast bowlers in the world, Jasprit Bumrah will be the vice captain pick for your fantasy team. He has been quite consistent to take wickets, and has 106 scalps in 25 matches.
3. Dean Elgar Stats in Tests
The captain of South Africa team has been a lone warrior in the longest format. In 70 test matches, Elgar has amassed 4425 runs with 13 centuries and 18 half centuries.
If SA bats first: 220-240
If IND bats first: 300-325
The Wanderers pitch is likely to offer quicks a fine assistance to pick wickets at regular intervals. In the last test fixture played on the venue, the teams were able to post totals around 250, which is expected to be the same in the South Africa vs India Today Match Prediction as well. The both teams have an experienced batting line up and post a string totals, and put pressure with their fast bowlers. With rains being around the corner, the spinners are not likely to get help, and the batters need to be cautious with their shots throughout the match.
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Although the monsoon season is from June to September in South Africa, the country is receiving untimely rainfall, and the forecast will certainly hurt the test cricket fans as well. In Johannesburg, the rains for next 7 days are forecasted by the Meteorological department. In all the 5 days of the test match, there are 50% chances of rain. The minimum temperature will be around 15 degrees, while it can go upto 26 degrees in the daytime. Without rain, the humidity will be around 60%, which is too much. The moisture on the pitch will be assisting the bowlers, but the full match is not expected to be played with prediction of medium-heavy rainfall.
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