India vs South Africa Prediction – India will cross swords with South Africa in the second T20I on Sunday (October 2). The toss will take place at 6:45 PM. The hosts defeated South Africa by eight wickets to take a 1-0 lead in a three-game T20 series. India has momentum and will now try to seal the tie in the second game. South Africa would aim for a comeback.
India vs South Africa: 2nd T20I Preview
Chasing a low total, Indian batsmen faced a challenge against a deadly South African bowling attack. Captain Rohit Sharma was fired for a duck and Virat Kohli at number 3 scored just 3 runs from 9 balls. However, KL Rahul showed courage as he held the ball in a bowler-friendly field and scored 51* runs from 56 balls. Suryakumar Yadav, on the other hand, kept his form impeccably and hit 50* runs from 33 balls with 5 fours and 3 sixes.
Indian bowlers started the game in the early innings, as Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh took 5 wickets in the first 15 balls of the match, breaking South Africa’s highest order. As many as four Proteas batsmen were fired by a duck. Arshdeep collected 3 wickets while Deepak and Harshal Patel each took 2 wickets to hold back the tourists at a low total. Failing to pick a wicket, Ravi Ashwin was the most economical bowler, taking just 8 runs in 4 overs, whereas the African spinner went by far.
The top three South African batsmen scored 1 runs in total with 2 batsmen, Temba Bavuma and Rilee Rossouw looking for a duck. David Miller and Tristan Stubbs were fired by a golden duck. Aiden Markram, however, looked good on his 24-ball stint in the penalty area, scoring 25 runs on 3 fours and a six. Pacemaker Wayne Parnell, who took the lead on the power play, scored 24 runs, while spinner Keshav Maharaj remained the top scorer with 41 runs from 35 balls. The African batsmen would have to step up in the second T20I to save the series.
The South African bowlers defended a low total and still presented a tough challenge against the Indian team. Rohit Sharma was ducked in the 3rd over by Kagiso Rabada, who finished with figures of 1/16 in 4 overs with a girl. Anrich Nortje also took a wicket on the first pitch of his spell, also from Virat Kohli, but managed to get 32 runs from 3 overs. Wayne Parnell was frugal with just 14 runs in 4 overs.
- Match: India vs South Africa – 2nd T20I
- Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati.
- Date and time: October 2, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. (IST)
- Where to watch live: Star Sports Network and JIO TV.
India vs South Africa – 2nd T20I Squads and Playing 11
India squad for South Africa T20I (Updated): Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammad Siraj.
South Africa Squad for India T20Is: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen; Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell; Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.
India Playing 11: 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 KL Rahul, 3 Virat Kohli; 4 Suryakumar Yadav, 5 Rishabh Pant, 6 Dinesh Karthik; 7 Axar Patel, 8 Deepak Chahar, 9 Harshal Patel, 10 Arshdeep Singh, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal / R Ashwin.
South Africa Playing 11: 1 Quinton de Kock, 2 Temba Bavuma, 3 Rilee Rossouw / Reeza Hendricks; 4 Aiden Markram, 5 David Miller; 6 Tristan Stubbs, 7 Wayne Parnell / Marco Jansen; 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
Head-to-head stats: (T20I)
- Games played: 22
- Won by India: 12
- Won by South Africa: 09
- No result: 01
Pitch Report: India vs South Africa: 2nd T20I
Guwahati is not among the highest scoring grounds in domestic cricket, despite shorter limits. The cloudy conditions should help bowlers on both sides get some exercise with the new ball. Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh had South Africa in tatters in the first game and an equally shaky start could be in the cards for the team that batted first.
India has taken a 1-0 lead after a difficult victory in Thiruvananthapuram. But South Africa has the means to make a comeback. However, the home team will be a tough nut to crack even without Jasprit Bumrah. So that local factor and familiarity will drive us to keep India as the favorite in Q20I as well.
IND vs SA: where to watch?
The second T20I of India vs South Africa will be broadcast on Star Sports Network on TV, while the match can be streamed online on Crickex.