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South Africa will be up against India in the 2nd match of the Freedom Trophy, 2023/24 at the Newlands, Cape Town on 3rd January at 01:30 PM IST.

SA vs IND (South Africa vs India), 2nd Test - Match Information

Match: South Africa vs India, 2nd Test
Date: 3rd January, 2024
Time: 01:30 PM IST
Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

SA vs IND (South Africa vs India), 2nd Test Preview

South Africa and India have played 1 match in the series, with South Africa winning the game played so far.

In the first game of this series, Dean Elgar was the Man of the Match and Dean Elgar scored the highest fantasy points for South Africa with 243 match fantasy points while KL Rahul topped the fantasy points leaderboard for India with 164 match fantasy points.

SA vs IND, Newlands, Cape Town Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Newlands, Cape Town will allow for good stroke play and the batters will find it easy to bat on the surface. It will not allow a lot of assistance to the bowlers and wicket-taking is going to be difficult. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 327 runs. The team batting first at this venue has won 67% of its matches. We predict that the team winning the toss will bat first here.

Weather Report for Newlands, Cape Town

The temperature will hover around 26°C and humidity is expected to be around 57%. Winds at a speed of 2.71 m/s are expected.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have taken 71% of the total wickets at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team. 

SA vs IND, Head-to-Head

In the 43 matches played between these 2 teams, India's batters have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while the bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for South Africa.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Dean Elgar 3 290 58 0 0 185, 16, 4, 38, 47 -
Yashasvi Jaiswal 3 288 57.6 0 0 17, 5, 57, 38, 171 -
Kyle Verreynne 3 279 55.8 0 0 4, 150, 51, 6, 68 -
  1. Dean Elgar

    Dean Elgar is a batter with an average of 107 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.6 and is a good-to-have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the recent 3 matches, this player has scored 185, 16, 4, 38 and 47 runs averaging 58 per match.

  2. Yashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal

    Yashasvi Jaiswal is a batter with an average of 127 match fantasy points in the last 3 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and can be a high-risk, high-returns pick for your Dream11 Team. Yashasvi Jaiswal is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the recently played 3 matches, he has scored 17, 5, 57, 38 and 171 runs at an average of 57.6 per match.

  3. Kyle Verreynne

    Kyle Verreynne is a wicket-keeper with an average of 103 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.9 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. This player is a batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the recently played 3 matches, Kyle Verreynne has scored 4, 150, 51, 6 and 68 runs at an average of 55.8 per match.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Kagiso Rabada 2 17 3.4 9 1.8 0, 1, 0, 6, 0 5, 0, 2, 0, 2
Jasprit Bumrah 2 8 1.6 7 1.4 1, 0, 0, 31, 0 0, 4, 0, 0, 3
Keshav Maharaj 2 39 7.8 3 0.6 1, 0, 10, 0, 28 0, 1, 0, 2, 0
  1. Kagiso Rabada

    Kagiso Rabada is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. He has an average of 109 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.6. This player bowls right-arm fast and in the recent 2 matches, Kagiso Rabada has taken 9 wickets at an average of 1.8.

  2. Jasprit Jasbirsingh Bumrah

    Jasprit Bumrah can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 106 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7.5. This player bowls right-arm fast and in the recently played 2 matches, Jasprit Bumrah has taken 7 wickets at an average of 1.4.

  3. Keshav Athmanand Maharaj

    Keshav Maharaj is a bowler with an average of 97 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.3 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. He is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler and in the last 2 matches, this player has taken 0, 1, 0, 2 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.6.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Ravindra Jadeja 2 98 19.6 5 1 61, 0, 0, 0, 37 0, 2, 0, 3, 0
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 30 6 3 0.6 8, 0, 0, 0, 22 0, 1, 0, 2, 0
Marco Jansen 2 123 24.6 6 1.2 0, 84, 0, 0, 39 1, 0, 3, 2, 0
  1. Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

    Ravindra Jadeja is an all-rounder with an average of 151 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.8 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Ravindra Jadeja is a batter who bats left-handed. In the recently played 2 matches, he has scored 61, 0, 0, 0 and 37 runs at an average of 19.6 per match.

  2. Ravichandran Ashwin

    Ravichandran Ashwin is an all-rounder with an average of 138 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.5 and is a very consistent player in terms of fantasy points. This player bowls off-break and in the last 2 matches, Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 3 wickets at an average of 0.6.

  3. Marco Jansen

    Marco Jansen can be a good safe pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 119 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. This player bowls left-arm medium-fast and in the recent 2 matches, Marco Jansen has taken 1, 0, 3, 2 and 0 wickets at an average of 1.2.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Dean Elgar 3 290 58 0 0 185, 16, 4, 38, 47 -
Marco Jansen 2 123 24.6 6 1.2 0, 84, 0, 0, 39 1, 0, 3, 2, 0
KL Rahul 3 143 28.6 0 0 101, 4, 1, 17, 20 -
Kagiso Rabada 2 17 3.4 9 1.8 0, 1, 0, 6, 0 5, 0, 2, 0, 2
Virat Kohli 4 325 65 0 0 38, 76, 121, 76, 14 -
Mohammed Siraj 2 9 1.8 7 1.4 5, 0, 4, 0, 0 0, 2, 0, 0, 5

The top point-getters for South Africa are Dean Elgar with 243 match fantasy points, Marco Jansen with 193 match fantasy points and Kagiso Rabada with 149 match fantasy points.

The top point-getters for India are KL Rahul with 164 match fantasy points, Virat Kohli with 141 match fantasy points and Mohammed Siraj with 62 match fantasy points.

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Ravindra Jadeja 2 98 19.6 5 1 61, 0, 0, 0, 37 0, 2, 0, 3, 0
Kagiso Rabada 2 17 3.4 9 1.8 0, 1, 0, 6, 0 5, 0, 2, 0, 2
Dean Elgar 3 290 58 0 0 185, 16, 4, 38, 47 -
Ravichandran Ashwin 2 30 6 3 0.6 8, 0, 0, 0, 22 0, 1, 0, 2, 0
Yashasvi Jaiswal 3 288 57.6 0 0 17, 5, 57, 38, 171 -
  1. Ravindrasinh Anirudhsinh Jadeja

    Ravindra Jadeja is an all-rounder with an average of 151 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.8 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He is a left-handed batter. In the last 2 matches, this player has scored 61, 0, 0, 0 and 37 runs averaging 19.6 per match.

  2. Kagiso Rabada

    Kagiso Rabada is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. Kagiso Rabada has an average of 109 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.6. He bowls right-arm fast and in the recently played 2 matches, this player has taken 9 wickets at an average of 1.8.

  3. Dean Elgar

    Dean Elgar can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. Dean Elgar has an average of 107 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.6. He is a top-order, left-handed batter. In the recent 3 matches, this player has scored 185, 16, 4, 38 and 47 runs at an average of 58 per match.

  4. Ravichandran Ashwin

    Ravichandran Ashwin is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. Ravichandran Ashwin has an average of 138 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.5. He bowls off-break and in the recent 2 matches, this player has taken 3 wickets at an average of 0.6.

  5. Yashasvi Bhupendra Kumar Jaiswal

    Yashasvi Jaiswal is a batter with an average of 127 match fantasy points in the last 3 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and can be a high-risk, high-returns pick for your Dream11 Team. Yashasvi Jaiswal is a top-order batter who bats left-handed. In the recently played 3 matches, he has scored 17, 5, 57, 38 and 171 runs averaging 57.6 per match.

SA vs IND Squad Information

India (IND) Squad: Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, KS Bharat, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Shreyas Iyer, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mukesh Kumar, Mohammed Siraj, Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal.

South Africa (SA) Squad: Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Keegan Petersen, David Bedingham, Kagiso Rabada, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Zubayr Hamza, Kyle Verreynne, Tony de Zorzi, Wiaan Mulder, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Marco Jansen and Tristan Stubbs.

SA vs IND Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keeper: Kyle Verreynne

Batters: Dean Elgar, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Keegan Petersen and David Bedingham

All-Rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Marco Jansen

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi

Captain: Keegan Petersen

Vice-Captain: Dean Elgar

​​​​​​​Photo credit: Alamy

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