The St. George’s Park stadium in Gqberha will host the second ODI of the three-match series. This day/night encounter will showcase two top teams in this format, drawing the attention of fans eager to witness the battle. A victory for India in this match would secure a well-earned ODI series triumph on South African ground.
Under the captaincy of KL Rahul, India secured a convincing 8-wicket victory against Aiden Markram’s South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, taking a 1-0 lead on Sunday (December 17).
Following a stellar performance from the pace duo of Arshdeep Singh (5 for 37) and Avesh Khan (4 for 27) that dismantled the South African batting line-up, restricting them to just 116, debutant Sai Sudarshan (55 not out) and Shreyas Iyer (52) both notched up fifties, guiding India to victory with 33.2 overs to spare.
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The upcoming encounter at St George’s Park will mark the sixth time the two teams face off in the ODI format, with India winning one of the previous five encounters and South Africa emerging victorious in four. The last meeting between them in a 50-over game at this venue occurred five years ago.
India has participated in a total of 6 ODIs in Gqeberha, securing one victory and suffering five defeats, while South Africa boasts a 21-13 record at the venue.
SA vs IND 2nd ODI Match Information
|South Africa vs India 2nd ODI
|19 December 2023
|Starts at 4.30 PM IST
|St George’s Park
KL Rahul’s youthful Indian team is set to compete in their second ODI match against South Africa at St George’s Park on December 19. The pitch typically offers a fair balance between advantages for both batsmen and bowlers. Fast bowlers can exploit seam and swing movement to challenge batsmen, while spinners also find support from the wickets. Batsmen must exercise patience during the initial powerplay overs, but they can leverage their starts to achieve substantial scores, possibly reaching the coveted milestone of a daddy hundred. The average score for the team batting first in one-day international matches at this venue is 233 runs over 42 games.
AccuWeather indicates that there are no forecasts for rain or thunderstorms in Gqeberha on December 19. The temperature is anticipated to be 24°C at the beginning of the match, decreasing to as low as 19°C towards the end. The precipitation prediction for Gqeberha on December 19 is zero percent, both on the day of the match and in the lead-up to it. Therefore, it is unlikely that the weather will disrupt the IND vs SA 2nd ODI.
India and South Africa ODI Squads
India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C)(wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, and Deepak Chahar
South Africa: Aiden Markram (c), Ottniel Baartman, Nandre Burger, Tony de Zorzi, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Mihlali Mpongwana, David Miller, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne and Lizaad Williams
SA vs IND 2nd ODI Match Probable Playing XI
South Africa Playing 11 – Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Nandre Burger, Tony de Zorzi, Wiaan Mulder
Team India Playing 11 – KL Rahul (c & wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Tilak Verma, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Sai Sudharsan, Sanju Samson, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh
SA vs IND 2nd ODI Match Dream11 Team Prediction
Aiden Markram, the recently appointed captain of the Proteas team, has displayed outstanding batting performances, contributing match-winning innings in the 2nd T20 against India and crucial runs in the 1st ODI game.
KL Rahul is a top-notch ODI batsman and a proficient wicket-keeper-batsman, capable of earning fantasy points in both batting and wicket-keeping categories.
Heinrich Klaasen is a true game-changer for the Proteas, showcasing the ability to score rapid runs and influence the outcome of the match in any given situation.
Here is the Dream11 Team Prediction for the first ODI of the three-match bilateral series between South Africa and Team India, suitable for small and mega contests.
Dream11 Small Contests Team
Wicket Keepers – Heinrich Klaasen, KL Rahul (vice captain)
Batters – David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Reeza Hendricks, Tilak Verma
All Rounders – Aiden Markram (captain)
Bowlers – Kuldeep Yadav, Keshav Maharaj, Arshdeep Singh
Dream11 Mega Contests Team
Wicket Keepers – Heinrich Klaasen, KL Rahul
Batters – Rassie van der Dussen (vice-captain), Tony de Zorzi, Reeza Hendricks (captain), Sai Sudharsan
All Rounders – Aiden Markram,
Bowlers – Mukesh Kumar, Nandre Burger, Kuldeep Yadav
IND vs SA Winner Prediction
Looking at the squad and strength of the team and their performances India is likely to win the match.
IND vs SA Win %
IND => 56% SA => 44%
We’ve formed these two teams, one modest and the other impressive, through our efforts, considering factors like in-depth analysis and players’ records. Feel free to craft your optimal Dream 11 team based on your independent decisions, keeping it within the 100-point limit.