India vs South Africa Match preview:
India will square off against South Africa in the 2nd match of the T20 series on Wednesday. The first T20 of the series was, unfortunately, called off due to heavy rains. Both teams to look to make a winning start to the tour by getting victorious in this match.
It will be South Africa's first match after a disappointing World Cup campaign. India on the other hand, have played and whitewashed West Indies recently and look in great shape.
Both teams have preferred youth over the experience in the series keeping the T20 World Cup next year in the mind. Both sides will look to try different combinations in the series to find their respective ideal squads ahead of the biggest T20 extravaganza.
Match: India vs South Africa, 2nd T20 South Africa Tour of India, 2019
Date: Wednesday, 18th September 2019
Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Traditionally, Mohali is one of the fastest pitches India has to offer. The pitch has pace and bounce in it, and it will help the seamers early in the innings. But, Mohali also has been full of runs and will assist the batsmen too. The true nature of pitch helps batsmen in hitting through the line, and short boundaries also aid the batsmen cause.
The overcast conditions and rain will mean the seam bowlers will fancy their chances against the batsmen.
South Africa: WWTLW
Matches Played: 14
India Won: 8
South Africa Won: 5
No Result: 1
India Team News:
South Africa Team News:
Virat Kohli (C), Rohit Sharma (VC), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shikhar Dhawan, K.L. Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, and Navdeep Saini.
South Africa Squad:
Quinton de Kock (C), Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen (VC), Temba Bavuma, Junior Dala, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, and George Linde.
India Playing 11:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, and K Khaleel Ahmed.
South Africa Playing 11:
Quinton de Kock (c/wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius/George Linde, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, and Tabraiz Shamsi.
Disclaimer: Team Management could take late decisions depending on the match situation and team strategy. The fantasy teams we have provided at the platform is the best of our interest. Also, we form the teams based on the credit scores of the players.