SA tour of IND, IND vs SA, 2nd T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
South Africa tour of India, 2022
Match: IND vs SA, 2nd T20I
After registering a dominant win in the series opener, Rohit Sharma and co will look to carry forward their winning run in this game. South Africa on the other hand will look to make an emphatic comeback and keep the series alive. The penultimate match will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on Sunday, October 2.
The visitors were thrashed in the opening game. They were sluggish in all three departments and as a result lost the tie. Batting first they were restricted to 106. Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar ripped through SA’s top order and picked wickets at regular intervals to break the back of SA’ batting. Keshav Maharaj’s late contribution down the order helped the visitors somehow cross the 100 run mark. India in reply chased down the total in less than 17 overs to go one up in the three match series. Ahead of the series decider, the men in green will look to sort out their batting woes. Skipper Temba Bavuma will be desperate to put an end to his miserable run in the T20Is. Quinton De Kock will also be hoping to get some runs under his belt. Bowling prowess seems decent with the likes of Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi. India were clinical in all three fronts during the previous clash. Arshdeep Singh and Deepak Chahar stepped up with ball in hand. Suryakumar Yadav and KL Rahul contributed with the bat to set up an easy win for the hosts in the opening game. They would be hoping to continue their dominant form and gain an unassailable 2-0 lead.
Match: IND vs SA, 2nd T20I, South Africa tour of India, 2022
Date: Sunday, October 02, 2022
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Pitch and Conditions
Guwahati will host this game. This pitch is an absolute haven for hitters. Spinners gain traction as the rare protests remain minimal.
IND: Rohit Sharma ( c ), KL Rahul , Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav and Shreyas Iyer (likely)
SA: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (vc), Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.
Probable Playing XIs
IND: Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ashwin, Arshdeep, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar
SA: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristian Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Ngidi/Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj
Hot Fantasy Picks
Suryakumar Yadav: The champion batter is coming into this fixture on the back of an uneaten 51 in the last game. He is timing the ball nicely, finding the minute gaps, manoeuvring the ball to empty spaces and scoring heaps of runs.
Rohit Sharma: The Indian skipper is a dangerous batter up the order. He is someone who scores runs freely at a brisk rate. Expect Sharma to come hard in this game
(ii) All Rounders
Axar Patel: Patel is in excellent form with ball in hand. He picked 8 wickets in just 3 matches in the recently concluded series against Australia.
Kagiso Rabada: Rabada will shoulder the bowling responsibility for the men in green. He will be eager to wound India with his timely strikes.
Deepak Chahar: It is a joy to watch Chahar on song. The Indian speedster picked two crucial wickets in the last game.
(iv) Wicket Keeper
Quinton De Kock: De Kock is a free flowing batsman who has an aggressive approach to the way he plays his cricket. The wicket keeper once set at the crease, can cause some serious headaches for the Indian bowlers.
Risky Captaincy Choice
Yuzvendra Chahal is our pick for this segment. The spin wizard hasn’t been in the best of forms lately but he holds an excellent record against the proteas in this format.
Both India and South Africa are highly competitive sides. India is slightly ahead of its counterparts in terms of batting. We fancy the visitors to win this encounter.
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