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India vs South Africa: Second T20I- Preview, Playing XI’s, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

June 11, 2022

South Africa took a lead in the five-match T20I series by defeating India by seven wickets in the first match. The two teams will now meet in the second match of the series at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on the 12th of June. India will seek to level the series in the crucial match. The Proteas, on the other hand, will look to maintain their winning momentum and extend their lead even further.

Team Updates

India

Rishabh Pant, leading the Indian team for the first time, did not have the start he would have wanted. However, the men in blue had a great game with the bat as many of their batters did well. Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant found their lost form, while Hardik Pandya continued his excellent run. On the other hand, the bowling department let the team down as they failed to put the batters under pressure. They would want to work on that in the next match.

In the following encounter, India will not change their batting order but will make adjustments to their bowling attack. Arshdeep Singh and Ravi Bishnoi might find a place in the team in place of Harshal Patel and Axar Patel.

India’s Probable Playing XI

Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi

South Africa

David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen had an excellent game in the first encounter. Miller continued his form from the Indian T20 League, and both scored match-winning half-centuries. The two will look to continue this form, while others will also want to chip in. The team might still miss the services of Aiden Markram, who is out after testing positive for the Covid-19 virus.

The Temba Bavuma-led team might not look to make any changes to their playing combination in the next match. However, they would expect their bowling unit to get better results and not allow batters to play freely.

South Africa’s Probable Playing XI

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

Head to Head

Stats Matches Won by India Won by South Africa
Overall 16 9 7
Last five matches 5 2 3
In India 5 1 4

Pitch Report

The wicket at the Barabati Stadium is on the slower side, and spinners will be a lot more useful here. The batters will encounter some difficulties, and a high-scoring game is unlikely. However, humidity and dew may relax the batting conditions in the latter half. The team winning the toss would want to bowl first here.

Match Details

Date- 12th June 2022

Time- 7 p.m. (IST)

Venue- Barabati Stadium, Cuttack

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar