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India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I – Fantasy Preview with Predicted Playing XIs, Venue Details, Relevant Stats & Full Fantasy XI

India will take on South Africa in the 2nd T20I of a 3-match series and 12th Khiladi provides you with the Dream11 prediction and fantasy tips for this contest.

Fantasy XI

WK: Quinton de Kock

BAT: Rohit Sharma, David Miller, KL Rahul, Suryakumar Yadav

AR: Aiden Markram, Axar Patel, Wayne Parnell

BOWL: Kagiso Rabada, Arshdeep Singh, Lungi Ngidi

C/VCSuryakumar Yadav, Aiden Markram, Kagiso Rabada

Differentials: Rilee Rossouw (28%), Ravichandran Ashwin (15%), Lungi Ngidi (2%)

C/VC Differentials: David Miller (1.5%), KL Rahul (10%), Rohit Sharma – bat 1st (11%)

Barsapara Cricket Stadium – Venue Notes

  • Average First Innings Score in all T20s since 2018: 144
  • Bat First vs Bowl First in all T20s since 2018: Win batting first – 6; Win chasing – 4
  • IND-SA Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list since 2018: None
  • IND-SA Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list since 2018: None

The square boundaries at this venue are relatively short and batters should be able to clear the fence easily. A fresh wicket is also expected for this match where pacers will find assistance in the initial overs.

Predicted Playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(wk), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa: Quinton de Kock(wk), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs/Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne ParnellDwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I Stat Box

India: (all T20s since 2018)

  • KL Rahul vs L-Pace in Overs in PP: 5 outs at 80/109 in 52 innings
  • Rohit Sharma vs L-Pace in PP: 12 outs at 28/109 in 58 innings
  • Virat Kohli vs L-Pace in PP: 8 outs at 31/113 in 46 innings
  • Suryakumar Yadav vs SLAO in Overs 7-20: 7 outs at 35/114 in 34 innings
  • Harshal Patel bowling in the 1st innings: 45 wickets in 25 innings
  • Rohit Sharma vs South Africa: 53 runs at 9/132 in 6 innings (low sample-size)

South Africa: (all T20s since 2018)

  • Aiden Markram in India: 406 runs at 45/139 in 13 innings
  • Aiden Markram batting record: 1347 at 38/137 in 46 innings
  • David Miller in India: 981 runs at 36/144 in 41 innings
  • Kagiso Rabada in India: 62 wickets in 39 innings
  • Lungi Ngidi in India: 20 wickets in 12 innings at 10.5 balls per wicket
  • Aiden Markram vs SLAO in Overs 7-20: 6 outs at 18/131 in 15 innings
  • Quinton de Kock vs Wrist Spin in Overs 7-20: 14 outs at 24/127 in 43 innings
  • Quinton de Kock vs Off-Spin in Overs 7-20: 14 outs at 15/122 in 41 innings
  • Rilee Rossouw vs Off-Spin in Overs 7-20: 10 outs at 27/112 in 43 innings
  • Dwaine Pretorius T20 form for South Africa: 3w, 1w, 1w, 2w, 1w, 1w, 2w, 1w, 3w

India – Fantasy Notes

  • Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma struggle against left-arm pacers in the powerplay. Marco Jansen or Wayne Parnell will trouble both batters early on in the innings if there is assistance for the pacers.
  • KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav remain the safest batters in the Indian batting in terms of bowling-type matchups, even though Surya has a dip in his strike rate against left-arm spin.
  • Rohit Sharma’s approach of putting less value on protecting his wicket makes him less reliable and volatile from a fantasy perspective. That said, he will be a good pick in this match at a venue with short square boundaries, especially if he bats first.
  • Prioritise Virat Kohli as a pick over other batters if India is chasing.
  • Pick Harshal Patel in your team particularly if India bowls first where his slower deliveries create opportunities to pick up wickets at the death.

South Africa– Fantasy Notes

  • If Ravichandran Ashwin plays, Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw will struggle against the ball spinning away from them. If he does not play, Rossouw becomes a very good differential pick batting at Number 3 as he has good records against all other bowling types.
  • Pick Dwaine Pretorius in your teams particularly if he bowls first. He is also a handy lower-order batter and was in good form at the CPL as well.
  • Aiden Markram has found left-arm spin to be tricky but he has a decent batting record in India and has been in good form in T20s as well. His part-time off-spin could also be used in this match in the middle overs.
  • Tabraiz Shamsi does not have a great record against India but he could be a good differential pick when bowling second where he will have better opportunities to pick wickets.

Stats Credit: Cricinfo and Cricmetric

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