After a washout in the first Twenty20 International in Dharamsala, India and South Africa will go up against each other in the second match on September 18 (Wednesday) in Mohali. Who will win the game and take a lead in the series?
South Africa will be keen to make a winning start to the new era under their new skipper Quinton de Kock and Enoch Nkwe, the interim team director. They would finally want to get the proceedings going after a washout in the first match.
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The Proteas will begin their preparation for the World T20 in Australia next year from here. They have quite a few exciting young talents who will aim to step up for their country and raise their game after a dismal World Cup. South Africa have revamped their squad and will hope to make a winning start from here.
India, on the other hand, are from the back of a thumping victory against West Indies. They will look to continue to persist with young cricketers – Rahul and Deepak Chahar, Washington Sundar and Krunal Pandya in the squad.
The return of Hardik Pandya will give India the advantage of going in with three spinners and bring depth in the batting order.
Date and Place: India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I, September 18 (Wednesday), 7:00 PM IST, in Mohali
The last time India and South Africa went up against each other in 2018 in Cape Town, the visiting team notched an easy win dominating both the departments. However, both the teams have produced nerve -wreaking encounters whenever they have gone up against each other.
Currently, India lead South Africa 8-5 in the 14 T20I matches including one abandoned match, they have played against each other. The home side will also have the advantage of the crowd going in this game. As a result, Virat Kohli & Co are the favourites to go 1-0 up in the series in Mohali.