After what happened in the first game between India and South Africa, you just cannot predict which way this game is going. Can you now?
Needless today that the first game was an absolute nail bitter and it kept all of us hooked to the edge of our seats. India played the game really well and they did well to set up a 200+ target. But Alas, Miller & Rassie Van Der Dussen had other plans altogether.
Ishan Kishan seemed like the 15 crore player that Mumbai bought. He did not start as well as he would have liked. The pitch too showed signs of being a little tacky at first. But it turned out to be a batting paradise. And once Ishan Kishan got the feel of the wicket was playing, he was just too good to stop.
Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant too played like they meant business. And the icing on the top was Hardik Pandya’s blistering knock that helped India post such a mammoth score.
Dussen’s calculated innings and Killer Miller’s lusty blows sealed the deal for South Africa
South Africa did not start very badly themselves either but they will know that they have to make amends with their bowling attack. Yes, it was a batting paradise but they gave away extra runs far too many times. But they will be more than happy after how the last game panned out and they will be hoping to repeat more of the same.
The team combination for this game should be similar and both teams will look to stick to their playing XI unless of course there are few injury changes. This game should be another belter of a contest and should go down to the wire just like the last game did.
India vs South Africa Pitch Report
The surface at Cuttack however might be a little on the slower side considering that very few games have been played over the years both internationally and domestically and hence the pitch might be a little too tacky for everyone’s liking.
India vs South Africa Probable LineUps
Possible XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c, wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvnenshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal
Possible XI: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.