SA vs IND: South Africa will lock horns with India in the 2nd Test match of India tour of South Africa on 3rd January at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
South Africa didn’t have a perfect start to the Test series, as they were defeated for the first time at Centurion against India by 113 runs. They won’t be having their top scorer Quinton de Cock on their side as he announced his retirement from the Test cricket format. They are now behind in the series by 1-0 and will look forward to turning things around with captain Dean Elgar at Wanderers Stadium in the second test on Monday.
On the other hand, India kickstarted their series with a historic win over the Africans under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, who is the reason behind India’s first rank in the ICC Test Match rankings. With brilliant performances showcased by KL Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammad Shami they will hope to replicate the same and register their series win over the Africans.
Match: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test, India tour of South Africa
Date & Time: January 3-7th, 1:30 PM
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
The wicket at Wanderers Stadium has generally favored the batters. Batters can play their shots with ease while the bowlers will have to look for some movement as the game develops. The average score at this venue has been around 300 runs.
The temperature is forecasted to hover around 27°C on the matchday with 44% humidity and 18 km/hr wind speed. The weather will be mostly sunny and have very few chances of rain interrupting during the match.
SA vs IND Probable Playing XI
Dean Elgar(c), Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Aiden Markam, Rassie Van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj
Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant(wk), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj
SA vs IND Dream11 Team
Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Wiann Mulder, Mohammad Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Jasprit Bumrah
Captain: KL Rahul Vice-captain: Kagiso Rabada