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| On Jan 21, 2022 10:00 AM IST

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles to watch out for in India vs South Africa 2nd ODI


SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Team India is all set for a fightback as they take on hosts South Africa in the second ODI match on 21 January, 2022 at the Boland Park in Paarl. The host South African side once again got the better of the Indian team as they did in the Test series, having registered a comprehensive 31-run win in the first ODI game. However, the KL Rahul-led Indian side will be aiming to make a strong winning comeback in order to level the three-match ODI series against the Proteas.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles

1. Virat Kohli vs Tabraiz Shamsi

As predicted before the opening, the exciting battle between India’s Virat Kohli and South African chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi certainly lived up to the expectations. The former India captain was once again looking in a remarkable touch having scored a wonderful half-century in the important run-chase for the visitors. However, Shamsi broke the hearts of many India fans when he dismissed Kohli for a 63-ball 51 which was also a great turning point in the South Africa vs India 1st ODI on Wednesday. The Proteas left-arm leggie ended his spell with fine figures of 2 for 52 which also included a maiden over.

Virat Kohli vs Tabraiz Shamsi in ODIs
Runs: 28
Balls: 30
Outs: 1
Dots: 12
Strike-Rate: 93.3

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2. Shikhar Dhawan vs Lungi Ngidi

Both Shikhar Dhawan and South Africa’s speedster Lungi Ngidi contributed with impressive performances in the first SA vs IND ODI game. The Indian opening batter smashed a brilliant innings of 79 runs off 84 balls that consisted a total of 10 boundaries before getting dismissed by Keshav Maharaj. Ngidi also picked up the vital wickets of Shreyas Iyer and Venkatesh Iyer trapping both the batsmen with short deliveries. However, while talking about the Dhawan vs Ngidi battle, the South African has dismissed the senior India opener once in ODI cricket.

Shikhar Dhawan vs Lungi Ngidi in ODIs
Runs: 63
Balls: 67
Outs: 1
Dots: 32
Strike-Rate: 94

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3. Quinton de Kock vs Jasprit Bumrah

In a fierce battle upfront, South Africa’s explosive opener Quinton de Kock will go up against India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah in the India vs South Africa 2nd ODI scheduled to take place on Friday. De Kock did not looked at his best in the opening match as he struggled to score big runs on a slightly two-paced Paarl wicket, having scored 27 runs off 41 deliveries before eventually being dismissed by off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. On the other hand, Bumrah finished with two crucial wickets in the previous game. However, the Indian fast bowler has an excellent record against Quinton de Kock in ODI cricket.

Quinton de Kock vs Jasprit Bumrah in ODIs
Runs: 31
Balls: 70
Outs: 1
Dots: 53
Strike-Rate: 44.3

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India vs South Africa 2nd ODI

Unless there are any forced injury issues, both South Africa and India are likely to field an unchanged side in the upcoming second ODI game. Team India will be looking forward to improve their game with the ball during the middle-overs stage where they struggled to pick up wickets and the visitors will also want a better performance from their middle-order batting department.

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Kuljyot Singh

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