India vs South Africa 2nd T20I – Match Preview

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India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Prediction: The Men in Blue, led by Rishabh Pant, suffered an awkward defeat in the series opener against South Africa on June 9th at Arun Jaitley Stadium. This article will guide you through India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Prediction, Fantasy Tips, Playing XI, Match Details, and Match Preview.

Both sides will travel to Cuttack for the next T20I matchup. The second T20I game between India and South Africa is scheduled to take place on Sunday 12th June 2022 at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack.

India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I Match Preview

The South Africans made light work of a somewhat inexperienced Indian bowling lineup when they chased a behemoth 212 quite comfortably on Thursday (June 9) to win the first T20I in New Delhi by 7 wickets.

David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen went undefeated for half a century to overhaul the goal, leaving India’s bowling alley toothless.  The team led by Rishabh Pant couldn’t defend a decent total on Kotla’s surface as the chase seemed easier.  With this win, the visitors led 1-0 in the five-game series.  With that loss, India’s dream of creating a world record of 13 consecutive T20 wins was dashed.

The teams will now head to Cuttack for the second T20I on Sunday (June 12) and the Men in Blue will need to make some necessary corrections in their approach to get on their way to victory.  Team India’s bowling, especially in the death-overs, was a huge disappointment as they leaked a lot in the slog-overs as Miller and Dussen hit them all over the park.

India’s three pacemakers namely Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, and Avesh Khan were expensive between 15 and 20. They had the wrong lines and lengths and the Protea batsmen punished them at will.  The only positive thing for India from the first T20I is their at bat, as their top and middle order did well to propel the team to total sums against a quality SA bowling attack.

India vs. South Africa 2nd T20I game details:

  • Series: South Africa Tour of India, 2022
  • Match: India vs. South Africa 2. T20I
  • Day/Date: Sunday/12. June 2022
  • Venue: Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
  • Time: 7 p.m. (IST)

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Probable PlayingXI and Full Squad:

India’s PlayingXI: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik; Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan

India’s Full Squad: Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (C, wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk); Venkatesh Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda, Harshal Patel, Shreyas Iyer; Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Hardik Pandya (vc), Y Chahal, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav,  Umran Malik

South Africa’s PlayingXI: Quinton de Kock (wk); Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius; Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje

South Africa Full Squad: Temba Bavuma (c), Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi; Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi; Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen.

IND vs SA Team News

Aiden Markram is not available for selection due to illness.  Harshal Patel suffered a minor injury in the first game but should be fine to play.  It is unlikely that either team will change anything about their combination.

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Game Pitch Report:

The curators went to great lengths to prepare a track fit for banging. However, we may not see a New Delhi-style racing festival at Barabati as the grade is a bit slower. Spinners will play a bigger role. The high humidity factor will worry players a bit. The team that wins the toss is more likely to choose the field.

Weather:

AccuWeather.com is forecasting afternoon showers, but it should clear by the time the two teams are drawn. However, it will be hot and muggy, with nighttime temperatures expected to be around 26 degrees Celsius.

Like any other city in India, Cuttack is also experiencing an intense heat wave.  The temperatures will rise to 37 degrees and the humidity will also be very high

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I Match Prediction:

Trailing 1-0 in the series, Team India needs to come back and get back on track in Cuttack. The team led by Rishabh Pant could put on an even better show in the second T20I but we expect South Africa to continue the march and win.

Live broadcast and TV information:

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