IND vs SA 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction
|South Africa tour of India, 2020
|15th March 2020, Sunday
|1:30 pm IST
|Ekana Cricket Stadium, UP
|Expected Crowd Turnout:
Virat Kohli & Co. missed the opportunity to get relive themselves from dreadful whitewashes in New Zealand as first of the 3-match ODI series against South Africa was washed out without a single ball being played. Thankfully, the atmosphere will be sunny in Lucknow on Sunday. This will be the first time the Indian National cricket team play an ODI at the Ekana Cricket Stadium. Although it has a capacity of accomodating 50,000 spectators, the arena will be empty on Sunday as the organisers have decided to play the remainder of the two ODIs behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic.
With only two matches to compete for, the weekend’s fixture becomes a must-win for either team.
Here is complete IND vs SA 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction:
|Key Players in form
|India: KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer.
South Africa: Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, JJ Smuts.
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24°C, 54% Humidity, Winds up to 6 km/hr. 3% Precipitation.
|There is not enough data to predict a clear toss advantage with only three ODIs played here – all between the West Indies and Afghanistan. Two of the three games here were won by the team batting second.
|The Indian team have yet to play an ODI game here. If the local curator is to be believed, it won’t be a high scoring affair considering the slow bouncing wicket.
Spinners might have a big part from the start. The modest average of 230 further supports this proposition.
|Total matches 3
Matches won batting first 1
Matches won bowling first 2
Average 1st Inns scores 230
Average 2nd Inns scores 216
Highest total recorded 253/5 (48.4 Ov) by WI vs AFG
Lowest total recorded 194/10 (45.2 Ov) by AFG vs WI
Highest score chased 253/5 (48.4 Ov) by WI vs AFG
Lowest score defended 247/9 (50 Ov) by WI vs AFG
|IND: Rohit Sharma.
SA: Kagiso Rabada.
Stay tuned to this space for more injury updates.
|SA 46 – 35 IND
|IND – NR L L L W (most recent first, only ODI stats)
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SA – NR W W W L (most recent first, only ODI stats)
Virat Kohli (C), KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav.
Quinton de Kock (c&wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Jon-Jon Smuts, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Lutho Sipamla, Keshav Maharaj, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, George Linde, Janneman Malan.
IND vs SA 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Team 1
H Klassen, KL Rahul, S Dhawan, F d Plessis, V Kohli, H Pandya, JJ Smuts, L Ngidi, Y Chahal, B Kumar, J Bumrah.
IND vs SA 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction Team 2
Q d Kock (wk), KL Rahul, Heinrich Klassen, V Kohli, S Iyer, D Miller, A Phehlukwayo, R Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Y Chahal, J Bumrah.
Fantasy Cricket League Prediction | Tips and Tricks for today’s match between India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Dream11 Prediction
- We are going with both the wicket keepers on offer – Quinton De Kock and KL Rahul. The latter is an obvious choice, considering the kind of form he is in. The 27-year-old hit an unbeaten 88 against NZ in the series’ first game, followed by a fighting 112 in the third. Not to forget, Rahul knows this pitch well, having played a few games here while at KingsXI Punjab.
- The South African skipper, on the other hand, brings in loads of experience and remains one of the consistent performers against India. De Kock has scored 784 runs against India at an average of 60.30.
- Virat Kohli might have had a worse season in NZ, but he will look to make things straight this time around and that’s why we have selected him. Kohli has amassed 1287 runs against the Proteas at an average of 64.31. Moreover, he is also the highest run-scorer at the HPCA stadium at 212 runs scored at an average of 106.00.
- Heinrich Klaasen is in great form. He was declared the ‘Man of the Series’ for the recently concluded 3-match Australia Tour of South Africa. In the series, the South African hit knocks of 123*, 51, and 68* to help his team dump a clean sweep on the Australians.
- Talking about form, Shreyas Iyer had an interesting debut series on New Zealand soil. The middle-order batsman hit a century in the first ODI, followed by knocks of 52 and 62 in the next two, although his exploits were in losing causes, unlike Klaasen.
- David Miller hit 64 in the first ODI against Australia before backing it up with an unbeaten knock of 37. The batsman has good experience of playing in these conditions (courtesy KingsXI Punjab).
- Last but not the least, Faf Du Plessis completes our batting order. The veteran has vast experience against India. Statistically speaking, he has hit 696 runs past India at an impressive average of 58.00.
- Hardik Pandya is hands down the top choice to here. Pandya has scalped four ODI wickets at HPCA Stadium, the joint-highest amongst Indians. The fit-again all-rounder has set the domestic circle on fire with great performances, both with the bat and ball. Although it remains to be seen how he will convert that momentum on the international stage.
- Andile Phehlukwayo also had an impressive series against Australia and remains the visitor’s star all-round-performer.
- JJ Smuts surprised everyone with his performances in the last ODI against the Aussies. The 31-year-old first scalped two wickets to help SA restrict the visitors to 254 before hitting 84 in the second innings. He rightfully won the ‘Man of the Match’ award. At 8 credits, he is a lot cost-effective as well.
- Ravindra Jadeja can be your card of ace here for two reasons. One, the all-rounder will love the spin-friendly nature of the surface. Second, with it being expected to be a low-scoring affair (and plenty of wickets to tumble), we think Jadeja would also get a chance to flex his muscles with the bat.
- Lungi Ngidi produced a mind-boggling performance on Wednesday by scalping 6 wickets to stop Australia at 271 runs itself. He was the most successful bowler in the first ODI as well, having returned with figures of 3/30. The pacer has momentum on his side, with a total of 15 wickets from his last seven games, six of which have been T20Is. The absence of Rabada has brought a new impetus to Ngidi’s performances.
- Yuzvendra Chahal is India’s best weapon in the bowling department against the Proteas. The spinner has scalped 20 wickets in just 7 innings against South Africa (the most by any active Indian), at a strike-rate of 18.6 and an incredibly low average of 15.65.
- Jasprit Bumrah remains India’s most lethal pacers in the ODIs. The 26-year-old has managed to amass 104 wickets in just 64 games. He’ll surely love to add to that tally on the windy Dharamsala pitch.
- Our bowling attack is completed by the talented Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar who returns from a frustrating injury. He will look to make his mark in the national squad, with the T20 World Cup approaching.
Captain & Vice-Captain Choices
- Virat Kohli and Heinrich Klaasen remain our top choices for captaincy. The former, because of his impeccable record against the South Africans, and the latter, because of his stunning form.
- Quinton de Kock and Hardik Pandya become our choices for the vice-captaincy.