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Ind Vs SA, 2nd T20I: Preview

What a day it was another high for India and yet another low for Proteas. After winning the toss Proteas put India into Bat and from very first over Rohit ensured that they get to a big total and eventually Dhawan’s 72 and small cameo’s from Virat and Pandey got the team a 200 plus total and Bhuvi’s 5-fer ensured India a 28 run in win. Despite the win, India need to address some issues one of them is Pandya’s bowling and other one is being extra cautious, actually the move to play Manish Pandey was seen as being cautious of collapse which denied the team to play a extra bowler, which eventually led to less depth in bowling.

Also AB De Villiers is ruled out of On-going T-20 Series due to a knee injury and no replacemnet has been made by Cricket South Africa.

Ground and Pitch Conditions:

The match will be played at Supersport Park in Centurion and will be a traditional evening fixture and also women’s team match will be played ahead of men’s match. The pitch here is a bit bowler friendly and assists spinners more than fast bowlers.

Time: 21:30 IST ( 18:00 local time)

Date: 21 Feb 2018

Also, read:IPL Schedule 2018

Teams:

India-

No changes are expected from India, as they have Suresh Raina who can bowl some overs for the side and can provide back up for Pandya.

Playing XI

Rohit, Dhawan, Raina, Virat(C), Dhoni(Wk), Pandey, Pandya, Chahal, Bumrah, Unadkat, B.Kumar

South Africa-

Despite loss, South Africa is expected to play with same team and loss of AB De Villiers to a injury has forced them to do so.

Playing XI

Hendricks, J J.Smuts, Duminy(C), Miller, Klassen(Wk), Behradien, Morris, Phelukwayo, Paterson, Jr.Dala, Shamsi

ICC Ranking:

1. Bumrah reaches at Top of ICC Rankings in ODI

2. Virat Leads the Batsman Rankings in ODI with 909 Points.

3. Chahal (8th Pos) Breaks into Top 10 Bowlers ICC ODI Rankings.

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