The Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati is the venue for the second game of the three match IT20 series between India and South Africa. The hosts had an easy win in the opening match in Trivandrum where South Africa could only post 106-8 with India chasing down the target with 20 balls remaining. India disappointed in the 2022 Asia Cup but beat Australia in their series and are now 1-0 up against South Africa. They look to be coming into form at the right time before the T20 World Cup. South Africa will have been very disappointed with the start of the game when they fell to 9-5. There was no coming back from there but they have a team who can put in a far stronger performance in this match.
India vs South Africa – 2nd T20I
Venue: Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
Date & Time: 02nd October at 07:00 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
This will be the second T20I played at this venue and we saw a low-scoring game in the first. Expect a low bounce and slow surface in this match.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Roussow, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Quinton de Kock(VC), Temba Bavuma, Rohit Sharma(C), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Aiden Markram, Wayne Parnell, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Kagiso Rabada
Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav(C), Aiden Markram(VC), Wayne Parnell, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Kagiso Rabada
Captain – Virat Kohli, Aiden Markram, Rohit Sharma
Vice-captain – Suryakumar Yadav, Quinton de Kock
Wicketkeeper – Quinton de Kock
India was completely dominant in the opening IT20 on Friday and it is no surprise to see that they are clear favorites for this match. South Africa’s batters are capable of so much more than they produced in the first game of the series. We expect a much more competitive fixture in Guwahati although India will be very hard to beat. A fine opening spell of bowling from the Indian attack meant that South Africa was always way behind in the opening match of the series. We are predicting that South Africa will produce more runs at the top of the order in this game but are backing India to win again. Considering the team combination, India is expected to win this match.