After suffering a nine-run defeat in a rain-curtailed series opener, the Shikhar Dhawan-led Indian cricket team will look to bounce back when they take on South Africa in the second one-day international (ODI) of the three-match series at the JSCA International Stadium Complex in Ranchi on Sunday, October 9. The match will start at 1:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

IND vs SA Dream11 prediction for 2nd ODI 2022

Put into bat in a 40-over game, South Africa rode on unbeaten fifties from David Miller (75) and Heinrich Klaasen (74) to post a competitive total of 249/4. In reply, Sanju Samson's impressive half-century (86) went in vain as India fell short by nine runs.

Interestingly, the hosts are playing with a second-string side as Rohit Sharma-led India’s first-team squad has reached Australia ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, which starts on October 16.

Furthermore, South Africa have a superior head-to-head record against India in the ODI format, winning 50 of the 88 matches that they have played so far. India have registered 35 victories while three matches have ended with no results.

Going by recent form and team combination, SA will start as slight favourites against IND going into the second ODI in Ranchi.

South Africa will also be desperate to continue their winning momentum in order to secure an automatic qualification spot in the Cricket World Cup Super League table and qualify for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023 in India. 

Having registered five wins and seven defeats, South Africa are currently languishing 11th in the ICC Cricket World Cup Super League table with 59 points from 14 matches.

IND vs SA Dream11 team tips for 2nd ODI 2022

Top tip: Best batter

South Africa’s David Miller has been in scintillating form in the ongoing India vs South Africa white-ball series. After scoring 125 runs in the three T20Is, Miller continued his impressive form as he smashed 75 runs off just 63 balls in the first ODI in Lucknow. Miller, along with Heinrich Klaasen, stitched together a match-winning 139-run stand for the fifth wicket to power his side to 249/4. Miller has already accrued 96 points and will be a great pick at 7.5 credits.

Top tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada will be the bowler to watch out for. The 27-year-old fast bowler once again troubled the Indian batters in the opening ODI as he picked two wickets for just 36 runs in his eight overs. At 9 credits, Rabada will be a great investment as he will look to add to his fantasy tally of 80 points. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

As far as all-rounders are concerned, Shardul Thakur of India will be the preferred choice. Shardul Thakur made an impressive comeback from an injury in Lucknow as he picked two wickets and also scored a 31-ball 33 to make valuable contributions on both fronts. Shardul Thakur has accumulated 108 fantasy points and will be a smart pick at 8.5 credits.

For the wicket-keeper spot, India’s Sanju Samson will be the fantasy recommendation over Quinton de Kock of South Africa. Besides fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Sanju Samson hammered 86 runs off just 63 balls and almost pulled off an incredible run-chase. At just 8 credits, the in-form India wicket-keeper batter could be a game-changer in the second ODI of the series.

IND vs SA 2nd ODI playing XI (probable)

India playing XI (probable): Shikhar Dhawan (captain), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj 

South Africa playing XI (probable): Jannemalan Malan, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi

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