The 2nd test between India and South Africa will be played at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune on 10th October. The match is scheduled to start at 9:30 AM IST(04:00 AM GMT / 09:30 AM LOCAL).
Rohit Sharma looks in mesmerizing form as he scored two centuries (176, 127) in the two innings of the first test. Apart from him, Mayank Agrawal got a double century in the top order. In the middle order , Pujara, Jadeja, and Kohli have made some useful contribution, helping team India to get an easy win over the visitors. In the bowling department, Jadeja, Shami, and Ashwini were very impressive in the first test.
Even though South Africa lost to the host in the first test, there are a lot of positives for the visitors. Dean Elgar, Quinton de Kock ,and Faf du Plessis were very impressive with the bat. While in the bowling only Keshav Maharaj is the only bowler who were successful against India. South Africa needs to put up a better bowling performance against the batting heavy squad of team India.
Injury and Availability News:
There has been no injury updates from both teams.
Weather and Pitch Report:
We might see a few interruptions during the match as per the forecast.
Predicted Playing XI:
Virat Kohli (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, Md Shami
Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Faf du Plessis (C), Temba Bavuma, Zubayr Hamza, Quinton de Kock (WK), Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi/Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt
IND vs SA 2nd Test Dream 11 Predictions:
Batters: D Elgar, R Sharma, V Kohli, M Agarwal
All-rounders: R Jadeja, A Ashwin
Bowlers: K Maharaj, D Piedt, K Rabada, M Shami
Captain & Vice-captain: R Sharma, Q de Cock