After a comprehensive victory to kickstart the three-match Test series, Team India would be looking to secure the series as they take on South Africa in the second Test at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune.
The hosts would be pleased with the all-round performance at Vizag. The new opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal put in their best performances while Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Shami troubled the visiting batsmen.
South Africans put on a good fight after a tough first day but could not put pressure back on the Indians for longer phases. It remains to be seen if they can learn from the mistakes and compete.
Head-to-head (Last 5 Tests)
India – 3, South Africa – 2
2nd Test, India v South Africa
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
10 October at 09:30 AM IST
IND vs SA Team News and Predicted XIs
India missed a fifth bowler in the last game and this might be a case for Kuldeep Yadav getting a look in.
IND Playing 11: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari/Kuldeep Yadav, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami
South Africa’s bowling looked toothless. They can consider Lungi Ngidi at the expense of Vernon Philander.
SA Playing 11: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Keshav Maharaj, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada
IND vs SA Dream11 Today Match Prediction
WK: Q d Kock
Batsmen: D Elgar, R Sharma, V Kohli, C Pujara, M Agarwal
All-rounders: R Jadeja, R Ashwin
Bowlers: K Maharaj, K Rabada, M Shami
Captain options: R Jadeja, R Ashwin
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