South Africa will take on India in the 2nd Test match of the series which starts from Monday. Both sides will be eager to start the new year’s proceedings with a win. South Africa were completely outplayed by the visiting Indian side in the 1st Test by 113 runs. They need to show more positive intent against the pace if they want to stay in the series. Quinton de Kock will be badly missed at least for the rest of the series.
India on the other hand, are time and again proving that they are the No.1 Test side for a reason. Mohammad Shami has been their consistent performer with the ball irrespective of the conditions. With complete all-around dominance, they beat the hosts convincingly in the 1st Test to go 1-0 up in the series. They had a fabulous last year where they won many away matches and look to continue their winning streak this year as well.
South Africa vs India, 2nd Test
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Date & Time: January 3rd-7th, at 1:30 PM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar
The wicket will assist the pacers in the first two days of the Test match and later the wicket will become entirely flat making it easy for the batters to score runs.
Probable Playing XIs for SA vs IND:
Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickelton/Kyle Verreynne (wk), Wiaan Mulder/Duanne Olivier, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi
Lokesh Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Shardul Thakur, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj