The Indian cricket team (IND) will aim to return to winning ways when they take on South Africa (SA) in the second T20I of the five-match series at Barabati Stadium on Sunday, June 12. The match will start at 7:00 PM IST.
IND vs SA Dream11 prediction
Despite posting a 200-plus total, India missed the services of senior bowlers as South Africa took India to the cleaners. While their opening order did fumble, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller did enough to bail their team out of misery.
Given how India struggled to cope, one can expect the management to make several changes, but even with that, South Africa might as well pounce on the lack of chemistry and lack of leadership.
IND vs SA Dream11 team tips for 2nd T20I
Top tip: Best batter
With KL Rahul out for good, the onus of giving India a good head start comes on Ishan Kishan’s shoulders. The young batter didn’t disappoint in the first outing, scoring 76 runs off just 48 balls to accrue 117 fantasy points. Given the order of his batting, he should be one of the first players on your Dream11 team.
Top tip: Best bowler
The pitch of Barabati Stadium is expected to be a batting surface, meaning that bowlers will once again have a hard time finding a footing. In that case, Harshal Patel becomes the most safest option to go with. The 31-year-old pacer tallied 35 fantasy points from the previous outing, which was most by any bowler from both teams.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Selected by 76.49 per cent of fantasy users, South Africa’s Dwaine Pretorius is the most picked all-rounder for this contest. The 33-year-old picked a wicket in the first T20I and followed it up with an important cameo of 29 runs off just 13 deliveries, resulting in a total of 77 fantasy points. Given that he costs one credit less than Hardik Pandya, he could be one difference maker you are looking for.
For the wicket-keeper spot, our recommendation would be South Africa’s Quinton de Kock. The veteran opener did fail to fire in the first T20I, but does not go too many matches without a big score.
IND vs SA probable playing XI
IND playing XI (probable): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (captain and wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik
SA playing XI (probable): Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
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