The 2nd test of the India tour of South Africa will be between South Africa vs India and will be played at the SuperSport Park, Centurion. Here is the preview of the game in the South Africa vs India , Match Preview:
Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion
Timing: 1:30 PM/ 08:00 AM GMT / 10:00 AM Local Time
Venue Scoring Pattern
Avg 1st inn score: 334
Avg 2nd inn score:324
Avg 3rd inn score:240
Avg 4th inn score:154
Highest Total: 620/4 (130.1 Ov) by RSA vs Ind
Lowest Total: 101/10 (34.4 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Highest Chased: 251/8 (75.1 Ov) by Eng vs RSA
Lowest Defended: 120/10 (36 Ov) by NZ vs RSA
South Africa squad – 1st Test: Faf du Plessis(c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn
India Test Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa have Faf du Plessis(c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Aiden Makram as the key batsmen in the squad. AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, Faf du Plesis will be the star names along with Aiden Makram, Dean Elgar as the other key players in the line up. The great AB de Villiers was probably the difference in the batting between the two sides in the last game on a extremely tough wicket. The bowling department is looking superb with Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj as the bowlers. Dale Steyn will miss the remainder of the series. Chris Morris is likely to take his spot. Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada will be the two main threats for the Indian batting.
India also have a superb batting lineup with Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin. Virat Kohli, C Pujara, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane will be the batsmen in the middle order. Ajinkya Rahane was not given a game but he is likely to make a comeback probably in place of Ashwin. In the bowling department India have a decent pace attack in the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya. Indian bowling was impressive with Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami and Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowling brilliantly and utilised the conditions superbly.
The prediction is of South Africa with 55-45 chances of win due to a really strong side and home conditions. However we can expect India to give a tough time to the Proteas. This was the preview of the game. Please leave your comments and suggestions in the box below.