IND vs SA Dream11 prediction, match preview and probable playing XI of the 2nd T20I. After a rainy start to the tour, India and South Africa will face off in the second T20I at Mohali.
The first T20I at the scenic stadium of Dharamsala was washed out due to rain. Nevertheless, the second encounter appears to be very interesting on paper when an inexperienced Indian bowling line-up collides with a revamped South Africa team on the spicy track of Mohali.
Team India recently clean swept the Windies at their home turf and will be riding high on momentum. They have rested their main bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal for the T20I series and will hope for solid performances from young talents: Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed. Hardik Pandya also returns in the squad and will hope to continue his brilliant form. Team India will be eager to defeat the visitors and get a 1-0 lead in the series.
Team South Africa has come with an inexperienced squad but still, have enough potential to outplay India on their day. In the absence of Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock has been appointed as captain while Rassie van der Dussen as his deputy. They have also brought in three uncapped players Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje and Temba Bavuma who will be eager to make a memorable debut. They will, however, miss the services of JJ Smuts who has been ruled out after failing to pass the fitness test. Talented youngster George Linde has joined the squad as a replacement. They will hope to start their preparations for the upcoming T20I World Cup and give a tough challenge to the mighty Indian team.
When and Where
IND vs SA, 2nd T20I, South Africa tour of India, 2019.
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali.
07:00 PM, 18th September 2019.
Venue Stats and Weather report
Average 1st innings score: 184
Average 2nd innings score: 175
Pitch has historically favoured batsmen more, and an average total near 180 is generally scored on this ground. Pacers have always found an edge over the spinners and can extract good bounce from the pitch. Stroke-making can be slightly challenging due to extended boundaries.
There is no chance of rain to tinker match proceedings.
IND vs SA head to head records:
Matches played: 13
India won: 08
South Africa won: 05
Recent Form (most recent first)
IND: W, W, W, L, L
SA: W, W, T, L, W
Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Chahar, Lokesh Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Navdeep Saini, Rishabh Pant (wk), Washington Sundar, K Khaleel Ahmed, Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar.
David Miller, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Temba Bavuma, Dwaine Pretorius, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala, George Linde, Bjorn Fortuin, Anrich Nortje.
- Anyone of Shreyas Iyer or Manish Pandey will play in the middle-order.
- There is a slight doubt in place of Washington Sundar or Rahul Chahar. Sundar is likely to get the nod after his recent performance against Windies.
- Anyone among Junior Dala or Anrich Nortje can play. Team management can also debut George Linde as a second spinner and strengthen the batting department.
Probable 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.
Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi
Key Players for IND vs SA Dream11
Primary Options: Quinton De Kock and Rishabh Pant
Quinton De Kock will lead the team from the front and is a brilliant batsman. His record in subcontinent conditions are also good and will be must pick in SA vs IND Dream11 team.
Rishabh Pant is a very attacking batsman. He is likely to come at two down and can play big shots.
Batsmen for IND vs SA Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, S Dhawan, R Van Der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller.
Rohit Sharma is in his best form and was the top scorer of WC’2019. He will be a must-pick in SA vs IND Dream11 team.
Skipper Virat Kohli is one of the most consistent and best batsmen in the world. He remains in good form at all times.
Shikhar Dhawan scored two fifties in two encounters for India A and can be the best option for captain in grand leagues.
Rassie Van Der Dussen has performed consistently for South Africa and is a good player of spin, unlike his teammates. He will be a must pick from the South African side.
Reeza Hendricks performed well for South Africa A’ and will open the innings. He is an excellent T20I batsman.
David Miller is a very attacking batsman but generally fails to perform in sub-continent. His recent form is also not good.
Other Options: Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma is likely to make his T20I debut tomorrow. His recent form is not right, nor he is an excellent T20I batsman.
All-rounders for SA vs IND Dream11 Team:
Primary Options: Hardik Pandya, A Phehlukwayo, Krunal Pandya, D Pretorius
Hardik Pandya returns after a long rest and is in super attacking form with the bat. He is also performing well with the ball.
Andile Phehlukwayo is a good all-rounder and can be handy in both departments.
Krunal Pandya is a right spin all-rounder and can be useful in both the departments. He is in good form.
Dwaine Pretorius is a batting all-rounder. He is right to pick in IND vs SA Dream11 grand league team.
Other Options: Ravindra Jadeja
R Jadeja is in excellent form with the bat as well as the ball. He can be slightly risky for tomorrow.
Bowlers for South Africa vs India:
Primary Options: K Rabada, Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Anrich Nortje
K Rabada is a lethal pacer and can take a plethora of wickets with his pace and bounce. He will be a must pick in SA vs IND Dream11 team.
Deepak Chahar bowls exceedingly well in initial overs and can demolish any line-up on his day. He can also be handy with the bat.
Washington Sundar can be lethal against left-handers in the line-up. He will bowl in initial overs and is an attacking finisher. He will most probably play tomorrow.
Navdeep Saini bowled brilliantly in the T20I series against Windies and can take plenty of wickets with his pace.
Anrich Nortje missed WC’19 due to injury and performed well for South Africa A team. Pitch conditions at Mohali can suit his bowling style.
Other Options: Tabraiz Shamsi, Khaleel Ahmed
Tabraiz Shamsi is a competent spinner but can find it difficult to take wickets of Indian batsman.
Khaleel Ahmed was in lethal form in IPL and ‘A’ tour. He has fewer chances to play tomorrow.
IND vs SA Dream11 Team Prediction:
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Rohit Sharma (C)
Virat Kohli (Vc)
Shreyas Iyer/Krunal Pandya
Captain and Vc Choices: Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Q De Kock, Shikhar Dhawan, R Van Der Dussen, K Rabada, A Phehlukwayo, Reeza Hendricks, D Pretorius, Krunal Pandya, Deepak Chahar.