The Indian cricket team will lock horns with South Africa in the second T20 international (T20I) at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday, October 2. The match will start at 7:00 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

IND vs SA Dream11 prediction for 2nd T20I 2022

Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India started the three-match T20I series with a dominating eight-wicket victory at the Greenfield International Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala on Wednesday.

Electing to bowl first, India rode on an all-round bowling performance to restrict South Africa to a below-par score of 106/8 in their allotted 20 overs. In reply, the Men in Blue chased down the target in just 16.4 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Interestingly, India have a superior head-to-head record against South Africa in the T20I format, winning 12 of the 21 matches that they have clashed in so far. The Proteas have registered eight victories so far. One match ended in no result.

Going by recent form and overall head-to-head record, IND will start as favourites against SA in Guwahati on Sunday.

IND vs SA Dream11 team tips for 3rd T20I 2022

Top tip: Best batter

India’s in-form cricketer Suryakumar Yadav will be the batter to watch out for in the second T20 international. The 32-year-old has been in brilliant form this year, amassing 732 runs in 21 matches at an impressive strike rate of 180.29 while also maintaining an average of 40.66. He smashed an unbeaten 51 off just 33 balls to help India secure a convincing win in the opening match of the series. Suryakumar Yadav has accumulated 85 fantasy points and could be a game-changer at just 8.5 credits.

Top tip: Best bowler

In the bowling department, Arshdeep Singh of India could be a smart pick at just 6.5 credits. The 23-year-old left-arm pacer troubled the South Africa batters in the first T20I, picking three wickets for 32 runs in his quota of four overs. Arshdeep Singh has accrued 107 fantasy points and will look to add more to his tally in the second T20I.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Among the all-rounders on display, one could pick South Africa’s Wayne Parnell in their fantasy cricket team. Parnell conceded just 14 runs in his four overs in the opening match and also contributed 24 runs coming lower down the batting order. Parnell has bagged 34 fantasy points and could be a decent pick at just 6.5 credits.

For the wicket-keeper spot, South Africa’s Quinton de Kock will be the top fantasy recommendation over out-of-form Rishabh Pant of India. Apart from fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, de Kock has already amassed 1,895 runs in 70 T20Is at a strike rate of 133.08 and an average of 30.56. The South African gloveman is due for a big score and can prove to be a great pick at 9 credits.

IND vs SA 2nd T20I playing XI (probable)

India playing XI (probable): KL Rahul (vice-captain), Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa playing XI (probable): Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Temba Bavuma (captain), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

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