The Indian cricket team will look to bounce back against South Africa in the second match of the T20I series on Sunday, June 12 at the Barabati Stadium in Odisha from 7:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
India had faced a seven-wicket defeat in the first match after South Africa chased down 211 runs in 19.1 overs to complete the highest-ever run chase against India in the shortest format.
An incredible century stand between Rassie van der Dussen (75*) and David Miller (64*) paved the way for the Proteas win at the Arun Jaitley Stadium. The win also ended India’s 12-match unbeaten streak in T20Is.
For the second match, India will once again be led by Rishabh Pant in the absence of an injured KL Rahul. The hosts will also be without stalwarts Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who have been rested for the series.
India vs South Africa 2nd T20I odds
Bet365 odds: India: 1.72, South Africa: 2.10
Parimatch odds: India: 1.70, South Africa: 2.15
10CRIC odds: India: 1.68, South Africa: 2.06
Betway odds: India: 1.66, South Africa: 2.10
1xBet odds: India: 1.67, South Africa: 2.11
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
India vs South Africa head-to-head in T20Is
India and South Africa have faced each other in 16 T20I matches so far with India winning nine and South Africa being victorious on seven occasions.
India vs South Africa 2nd T20I probable playing XI
India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (captain and wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
India vs South Africa 1st T20I top picks
India: Ishan Kishan shone in the previous fixture, scoring a quickfire 76 as an opener. He looked in good touch and is primed to keep the momentum going in the second match as well. Meanwhile, Shreyas Iyer also provided support with the bat and has consistently racked up scores in the last six T20I games.
South Africa: The visitors will rely on IPL hero David Miller to keep his big hitting going in the second T20I and give South Africa the batting edge they need. Along with him, explosive batter Rassie van der Dussen is also a top pick for this fixture.
India vs South Africa 2nd T20I prediction
The Indian cricket team did lose the previous fixture but remain favourites to bounce back in the second match. A few tweaks in the bowling department should make things work in India’s favour, who also enjoy the home advantage.
India vs South Africa 2nd T20I playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 36°C
Wind: 11 km/h