IND vs SA: India will face South Africa in the 2nd of 3 T20 internationals on the 2nd of October 2022. The match will take place in Guwahati. The proteas are touring India for a bilateral series of 3 T20 internationals and as many ODIs. Team India registered a comfortable win in the first T20 held in Thiruvananthapuram.
The men in blue have picked up form just in time for the T20 World Cup. They won the bilateral series against Australia a week ago. India absolutely crushed the Proteas in the first game. Rohit Sharma invited Temba Bavuma to bat first. The pacers bamboozled the South African batters. They were scattered in pieces as they lost half their side in under 10 runs. South Africa registered 4 ducks in total. Keshav Maharaj’s resilience helped South Africa to a total of 106 runs.
The total was way below par for modern-day cricket. However, the Proteas too had a good start as they clipped the wickets of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for under 20 runs. But the target never looked enough. KL Rahul held his ground strongly with a fighting half-century. Suryakumar Yadav displayed his classic self and scored a blistering 50 off 33 balls. India won the game in the 17th over. They now lead the series 1-0.
Match Details for IND vs SA
Series: South Africa tour of India 2022
Date: 2nd October 2022 (Sunday)
Time: 7.00 PM IST
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Live Streaming: Star Sports, Hotstar
Pitch Report for IND vs SA
The pitch will be fresh and new. International cricket is returning to Guwahati after more than 2 years. Over the past few years, the surface has been a belter for batters. The weather will stay humid. Dew could settle in. As a result, bowling first seems to be the right option.
Probable Playing XI
Rohit Sharma(captain), KL Rahu, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Match Predictions for IND vs SA
India had a perfect start to the series. The men in blue would love to carry the winning momentum forward. However, they will miss the services of Jasprit Bumrah. Bumrah has left the team and traveled to NCA for rehab after complaining of back pain. Proteas, on the other hand, will try to counterattack. Some cutting and chopping in the playing XI are likely. They need to come together as a team before the T20 World Cup. Overall, India is the probable winner of this game.