A shortened ODI gave both teams a lot of insights. For India, Shreyas Iyer and Sanju Samson turned up nicely while South Africa got a chance to test their middle-order, who delivered strongly. While India struggled early on, the batting line-up looks pretty good and could challenge a full strength South Africa in the games to come.
Played- 88 | India- 35| South Africa- 50 | No Result- 3
Date: 9th October 2022
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Clear skies predicted through the day during the IND vs SA fixture.
With rain in the lead up to the game their could be some early dampness, leading to some swing. The outfield may also be slow and batting could be tough. Batting first is a better option.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi/ Ishan Kisham, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj
Quinton De Kock, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markaram, Rilee Roussow, Tristin Stubbs, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious/Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
Sanju Samson is a perennially under-rated cricketer in the Indian team. With a lot of competition, he hardly gets chances but has now come out and proved his worth. His 86 kept India in the game all the way till the end, and he truly is on the rise. With more opportunities on the way, Samson has a strong chance of moving up the ladder.
Henrich Klaasan is already well known for his game against spin. He proved his worth with incredible footwork in the first game and is doing a fine job against India, as he normally does.
The first game was very close, but South Africa came out on top and should do so again, with a strong line-up on their side.