The much-awaited series between India and South Africa was scheduled to begin with the first T20 International on Sunday. However, the game was abandoned due to rain. Now, both the teams have geared up for the second T20I. India would love to begin their campaign on a positive note after thrashing West Indies in their backyard. South Africa team, on the other hand, would love to get back in form after a poor show in the World Cup. Let’s have a look at the IND vs SA 2nd T20I Dream 11 predictions.
The second Twenty20 International match of the South Africa tour of India, 2019 will be played on September 18 at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali at 7:00 PM Local, 1:30 PM GMT.
India team management have been trying some permutation and combination in their squad, especially in the bowling department. The pace attack will be led by Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed whereas the spin department will be led by Washington Sundar, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja and youngster Rahul Chahar.
In MS Dhoni‘s absence, Rishabh Pant will get another chance to show his talent. Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul and Manish Pandey have been included in the squad. Their inclusion will be beneficial in the middle-order whereas their performance will decide their future as well.
Predicted Playing XI:
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer/Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar/Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
South Africa team are relatively less experienced with the absence of regular captain Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn, Lungi Ngidi etc. However, Tabraiz Shamsi has a great opportunity to step out and cement his spot. The pace department will be led by Kagiso Rabada in absence of Lungi Ngidi. On the other hand, Junior Dala has an impressive record against Rohit Sharma, that could earn him a spot in the playing eleven. Moreover, it will be a challenge for Quinton de Kock as well who will lead the side against India.
Predicted Playing XI:
Quinton de Kock (C), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Head to Head Record:
India have won 8 games out of the 13 matches played against South Africa, with a win percentage of 61.53.
Injury and Availability News:
There are no injury concerns for either of the teams.
Pitch and weather report:
The pitch of Mohali favours the batters whereas the weather will be exactly different to that of Dharamshala. With no rain on the forecasts, the series should finally start with an uninterrupted game. Chasing will be a good option on this ground.
IND vs SA 2nd T20I Dream 11 Predictions:
Batters: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Reeza Hendricks
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada
Wicket-keeper: Quinton de Kock
Captain & Vice-captain: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma