India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Match Prediction & Preview

The first match between India vs South Africa cricket board has been abandoned due to regular interruption of rain. The match started with wet outfield and the super soppers could not stop the water logging. Another big news that has come from the ministry of Affairs/BCCI that The remaining two ODIs between India and South Africa will be played in front of empty stands, the BCCI have announced. This decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to minimize the risk of Convid-19. The second match of this series will be played on Lucknow on Sunday, 15th March. Let’s Discuss India vs South Africa Fantasy cricket Prediction, Fantasy Team and news updates.

Match Details:

Match: India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI, South Africa tour of India, 2020

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2020

Time: 01:30 PM IST

Venue: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

Pitch Report:

Ekana Cricket Stadium is the 3rd largest cricket stadium in the country. Most of the matches of Afghanistan is being played at this venue, generally it’s a good batting wicket with some assistance to the spinners in the day time of the match, under the lights, the balls seems to skid on which makes the batting easy so team winning the toss would like to chase on this wicket. This pitch is expected to be a good cricketing wicket so a great game between bat and ball is expected. A score of 260 odd will be par at this ground.

Weather Report:

Clear and Sunny weather is expected on the match day. There are no chances of rain in Lucknow with the temperature expected to move around 26 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.

Previous Clashes:

There has been neck to neck challenge in India vs South Africa match when it comes to head to head clashes.

Head to Head– Last 6 matches

India: 4 wins

South Africa: 1 wins

NR: 1

Probable Playing XI:

India: Shikhar Dhawan, Pritivi Shaw, Virat Kohli (c), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Hardik Pandya, Manish Pandey, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Janeman Malan, Faf du Plessis,Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen/David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Beuran Hendricks, Anrich Nortje, Keshav Maharaj

Captain and Vice-captain Suggestions for Fantasy XI:

Here are some of the captain suggestions for Daily Fantasy cricket app

For Small League:

  • Virat Kohli
  • Quinton De Kock
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Shikhar Dhawan

For Grand League:

  • Hardik Pandya
  • Janeman Malan

Fantasy XI Predicted:

Wicket Keeper: Quinton de Kock, KL Rahul

Batsman: Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van de dussen, Shikhar Dhawan

All-rounder: Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo

Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Lungi Ngidi

Player to Watch Out For:

Virat Kohli: It has been more than 6 months that Virat Kohli hasn’t made any hundred in this form of the game. He has been in decent form in in the New Zealand series but certainly not at his best in touch. In this India vs South Africa cricket match he could rise to the occasion and deliver the required goods in the absence of Rohit Sharma. 

Match Prediction:

The First match already being washed out due to rain so both teams will be would like to get on the cricketing field and win this match. South Africa are coming from a clean sweep victory against the Aussie at South African soil. Their middle order looks strong in paper and performance while India has clearly shown that their interest lies in Test and T20I this year, so South Africa might have an upper hand in this match.

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