India vs South Africa 2nd Test, Dream11 Team Prediction, Pitch Report, Weather Update, Dream11 Team

The second Test between India and South Africa is set to begin on Wednesday, January 3, at Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town. South Africa currently holds a 1-0 lead in the two-match series, necessitating either a win or a draw in the second Test to secure the series.

IND vs SA 2nd Test Match Details:

Match: South Africa vs India
Date: 3rd January, 2024
Venue: Newlands Cricket Stadium, Capetown

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IND vs SA 1st Test Preview:

This upcoming Test will mark the conclusion of India’s tour of South Africa for the 2023-24 season, which kicked off with the T20I series on December 10. The T20I series concluded with a 1-1 tie, and India secured the ODI series with a 2-1 victory.

Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, made a comeback to lead the team in the Test series against South Africa. Despite his return, the visiting team couldn’t significantly impact the opening Test, suffering a substantial defeat by an innings and 32 runs.

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The South African team, spearheaded by Kagiso Rabada and Nandre Burger in the bowling department, asserted their dominance over the Indian batsmen and bowlers. Restricting India to scores of 245 and 131 in both innings, they managed to amass 408 in the first innings, proving sufficient to outclass the visitors in the match. With his outstanding 185-run innings, Dean Elgar earned the Player of the Match award.

Pitch Report:

Newlands, located in Cape Town, South Africa, is anticipated to provide substantial assistance for fast bowlers. Once the ball gets older, batsmen who have adjusted it to a lower trajectory will find scoring opportunities. Although spinners may not be as effective in this setting, they can exert pressure by maintaining control in the first innings.

Weather Report:

The weather report from weather.com for the India vs South Africa match indicates that Cape Town City’s temperature on Wednesday, January 3, is expected to reach 29°C during the day and drop to 19°C at night. The forecast predicts clear skies throughout the day and night, with sunny conditions prevailing during the daytime.

Average 1st innings score: 

Average 1st innings score325
Average 2nd innings score292
Average 3rd innings score234
Average 4th innings score163

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IND vs SA Test Squad:

India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.

South Africa Test squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Nandre Burger, Marco Jansen, Wiaan Mulder, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, David Bedingham.

IND vs SA 1st Test Probable Playing 11: 

South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Dean Elgar, Keegan Peterson, Aden Markram, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Tony de Zorzi, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jensen, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Srikar Bharat, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravi Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur

IND vs SA Test Squad:

India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.

South Africa Test squad: Temba Bavuma (captain), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Nandre Burger, Marco Jansen, Wiaan Mulder, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, David Bedingham.

IND vs SA Dream11 Prediction and Fantasy Cricket Tips: 

Captaincy Picks for SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction: 

Virat Kohli is a right-handed batsman. He has accumulated 8676 runs in his 111 Test matches to date.

Kagiso Rabada is a right-arm fast bowler. He took 4 wickets in the first test match in the 2nd innings.

Top Picks 

Rohit Sharma, an Indian right-handed batsman, has accumulated 3677 runs in his 52-match Test career to date.

Tony de Zorzi, a left-handed batsman from South Africa, has notched up 114 runs in his two-match Test career so far.

Budget Picks

Nandre Burger, hailing from South Africa, is a left-handed fast bowler and a batsman or leading wicket-taker in the previous test match.

Keshav Maharaj, also from South Africa, is a right-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox spinner.

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Captain and Vice-Captain Choices: 

Captain Virat Kohli & Kagiso Rabada 
Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma & Tony de Zorzi 

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction Team 1:  

Keeper – Lokes Rahul

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma (vc), Virat Kohli (c), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi

All-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Marco Jansen, Shardul Thakur

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Gerald Coatzee

SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction Team 2: 

Keeper – Lokes Rahul

Batsmen – Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi (vc), Shubman Gill

All-rounders – Ravindra JadejaMarco Jansen

Bowlers – Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Kagiso Rabada(C)

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Players to Avoid:

Keegan Petersen and Yashasvi Jaiswal are the players that can be avoided for this game. 

SA vs IND 1st Test Probable Winners: 

Considering the team combination, India is expected to win the match.

Disclaimer

This team relies on the author’s comprehension, analysis, and intuition. When choosing your team, take into account the mentioned points and form your own judgment.

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