India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I: Preview, Dream11 and more
After a washout in the first T20I, India and South Africa will hope for a full game on Wednesday in Mohali. This match will be of utmost significance ahead of Sunday's decider. India's young brigade will hope to challenge a new-look South Africa in a crucial encounter. There's a lot at stake for both sides. Here is the match preview.
Venue, Conditions, pitch report, timing and TV listing
The match is set to be played at the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali One expects a full match on offer. The pitch is set to assist batting at large. One can expect runs to flow. The match is scheduled for a 7:00 PM IST start. One can watch the match live on the Star Sports Network.
Focus on Pant as India aim for right balance
The management wants Rishabh Pant to be more sensible at the crease. Skipper Kohli suggested that Pant needs to read the situation well. However, Hardik Pandya's all-round delight will boost India in both batting and pace department. India need to get the balance right and it remains to be seen what bowling combinations do they opt for in Mohali against the Proteas.
De Kock to lead a fresh South African side
The Proteas will be led by Quinton de Kock. He knows the conditions well and his runs at the top will be of immense value. It's a new feel to this side. SA have a sound bowling attack and quality all-round department. Pacer Kagiso Rabada will be their best bet. Several players' credentials will be tested. This is an important start for SA.
Dream11: Rohit, De Kock lead the proceedings
Rohit Sharma gets the captaincy nod in this Dream11 side. He opens the batting with De Kock (vice-captain). Rassie van der Dussen follows suit. David Miller and Reeza Hendricks add stability in the middle order. Hardik Pandya, Jadeja and Andile Phehlukwayo are the three all-rounders. The three-man bowling attack comprises of Rabada, Navdeep Saini and Deepak Chahar.
Views from both camps ahead of the 2nd T20I
Indian captain Kohli said to the ICC, "There are a lot of T20s and Tests before the T20 World Cup next year and we are pushing youngsters into the system at every possible chance because it is important to finalise on a system." "Quinton has been around for many years, and he's got an incredible cricket brain," said veteran SA batsman David Miller.