After a complete washout in the first game, host India will go up against South Africa in the second T20I on September 18 (Wednesday) at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Will rain once again play a spoilsport on Wednesday?
India, who are currently at the fourth place in the rankings, will be keen to begin their long home season on a winning note. India have nine more matches by the end of this year and then the IPL to settle their combination for the 2020 World T20 in Australia.
They have plenty of youngsters in their line-up who will be desperate to grab the chances on offer. On the batting front, South Africa will have to nullify the likes of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to stop India from scoring heavily.
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Meanwhile, South Africa will embark on their road to World T20 from the series against India. They have included a lot of new players who were not a part of the World Cup squad. The Proteas will hope to induce fresh energy to bring the team on the right track.
Quinton de Kock, who will be leading the side, as South Africa look towards the future, will have to set his priorities early in the competition with a young but talented squad in hand.
Date and Place: India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I, September 18 (Wednesday), 7:00 PM IST, in Mohali
The first T20I between India and South Africa in Dharamsala was a washout due to heavy downpour. However, clear skies are in the forecast in Mohali for the second game of the three-match series between.
The temperature will hover around 30 degrees Celsius making it tough for the players. More so, with the presence of at least 70-75 % humidity which will make real feel temperature to almost 35 degrees Celsius.
Light south-easterly and east-southeasterly winds are expected right through the evening which will assist the fast bowler. There are very less chances of rain during the game; however, there are no chances of another washout in the series.
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