India and South Africa will wrestle with each other in the 2nd T20I of the ongoing series on Tuesday, December 12. The venue of India vs South Africa 2nd T20I is St George’s Park in Gqeberha. Suryakumar Yadav and Aiden Markram are the captains of India and South Africa respectively in the series.
The India vs South Africa T20I series will observe three encounters. The opening match at Durban was washed out due to rain without the toss. Hence, both teams have two more games left in the T20I series. After the T20I series, India and South Africa will also play a three-match ODI series. It will be followed by a two-match Test series.
India last played a T20I series against Australia recently. In the five-match series, a young team led by Suryakumar Yadav stunned the Aussies 4-1. The same young squad now has the responsibility to outplay South Africa. However, the stakes are high as the Indian Team is the visitors.
South Africa last took part in ICC World Cup 2023, where they lost the semi-final encounter to eventual champions Australia. Proteas’ last T20I series was also against Australia in August-September 2023. In the three-match series, Proteas faced a miserable defeat after losing all three encounters.
India vs South Africa 1st T20I clash was thoroughly affected by rains. Unfortunately, the IND vs SA 2nd T20I also faces a similar weather threat. Below is the weather report and pitch report of India vs South Africa 2nd T20I.
India vs South Africa Weather Report Live Today And Pitch Report Of St George’s Park, Gqeberha- 2nd T20I, 2023
India vs South Africa 2nd T20I takes place on Tuesday, December 12. The match will be played at St George’s Park in Gqeberha, South Africa. The encounter begins at 8: 30 PM IST.
India vs South Africa Weather Report, according to weather.com, suggests that the temperature of Gqeberha City on Tuesday, December 12 will be 21° Celcius during the day and 14° Celcius at night. The sky will be cloudy during the day but will be better towards the evening.
According to the India vs South Africa Weather Report, there is a 59% chance of rain during the day and 21% at night. Since the match takes place at night, it will be affected by rain. Hence, there is a high possibility that the match is washed out.
The India vs South Africa Pitch Report suggests that St George’s Park is a low-scoring ground in T20Is. The average 1st innings total at the stadium is 130 while the average 2nd innings total is 111. The stadium has hosted 8 T20I matches so far.
Out of 8 games, 4 games witnessed teams batting first winning the match while 4 matches saw the chasing team winning the match. 179/6 by South Africa against New Zealand is the highest-ever T20I total at St George’s Park.
South African pitches are flat and pacers often get a good advantage. However, due to rains in the morning, the team batting first might face issues in batting. The match is expected to witness low totals by both teams due to rainy weather.