India vs South Africa T20I series
IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
September 18th, 2019
7:00 PM IST
The first match of the T20I series was washed out due to incessant rains in Dharamsala. However, one might hope to witness a full-fledged encounter this time around. Right now, there are two matches and for any team to secure the trophy, they will have to emerge victorious in both the games.
Clear weather with periodic clouds and merely 3% chances of rain are expected during the course of this match.
The surface at Mohali will provide the pacers good conditions to capitalize on and hence one can expect them to make merry at least in the initial part of the innings.
Predicted Playing XI:
The top three would be crucial from India’s perspective whereas the likes of Rishabh Pant and the Pandya brothers add firepower later down the batting order. Rahul Chahar would hold key with the ball as he will be banked upon to use this opportunity to the fullest and leave a positive impact eventually.
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (WK), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar
Rassie van der Dussen will carry the responsibility of the middle-order whilst Dwaine Pretorious would be expected to carry on his rich run of form from the Vitality T20 Blast in the last couple of months. Anrich Nortje looked to be in good touch during the series against India ‘A’ as well.
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma would be expected to score the bulk of the runs whilst Hardik Pandya’s all-round brilliance could come out to be very effective in the game. Kagiso Rabada and Dwaine Pretorious should be the notable picks from the Proteas’ side.
1: Rohit Sharma
2: Hardik Pandya
3: Rishabh Pant
R Pant, Points: 38-40, Grade: A
V Kohli, Points: 44-46, Grade: A+
R Sharma, Points: 46-48, Grade: A
R Hendricks, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
R v der Dussen, Points: 34-36, Grade: A
D Pretorious, Points: 36-38, Grade: A
H Pandya, Points: 58-60, Grade: A+
K Pandya, Points: 40-42, Grade: A
D Chahar, Points: 30-32, Grade: A
N Saini, Points: 36-38, Grade: A
K Rabada, Points: 48-50, Grade: A
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