India vs South Africa 2nd T20I
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South Africa take on India in the second T20I in Guwahati on Sunday, October 2. The visitors lost the first T20I and now will have to win the second to keep the series alive. Both teams are also placed in the same group in the T20 World Cup 2022 and thus this series is key for both teams. 

South Africa scored just 106 with the bat in the first T20I. They would have to believe that this was a one-off and look forward to getting things right in the second game.  They have a very good record playing T20I cricket in India. In the first series in 2015, they won the series 2-0 after winning in Dharamsala and Cuttack. The final T20I in Kolkata was abandoned due to rain.

India vs South Africa 2nd T20I
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The second T20 series took place in September 2018. The series ended 1-1 after the first game was called off without a ball being bowled. India won the second T20I in Mohali while South Africa won the third to finish the series 1-1.

India vs South Africa
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South Africa and India last locked horns in a T20I series in June 2022. During the away tour, South Africa played 5 T20I games against the home team India. The series ended in a 2-2 tie. South Africa won the 1st T20I by 7 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 4 wickets. India won the 3rd T20I by 48 runs and the 4th T20I by 82 runs. The 5th T20I was washed out due to rain. Thus the Proteas have never lost a series in the T20I format in India since 2018. So far they have won five T20Is in India. 

In this article, we look at South Africa’s likely playing XI in the second T20I. They should ideally go with the same playing XI and give the players another chance to perform. 

India vs South Africa: South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI Against India, South Africa Tour Of India 2022, 2nd T20I

Temba Bavuma (C)

Temba Bavuma
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Skipper Bavuma was dismissed for a duck by an inswinger from Deepak Chahar. Bavuma being the skipper needs to score in the next two matches.

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Quinton De Kock (WK)

Quinton de Kock
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De Kock bagged a rare failure against India. He has a very good record against India in India and will look to get runs in the final two games. 

Heinrich Klaasen

Heinrich Klaasen
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Klaasen can replace Rilee Rossouw as he has more experience of playing on Indian pitches. He is also a good player of spin.

Aiden Markram 

Aiden Markram
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Markram scored 25 off 24 balls and played his part in taking South Africa to 106. He needs to score in the remaining two games as well.

David Miller

David Miller
David Miller PC- BCCI

Miller too bagged a first-ball duck in the last game. He would like to make use of the next two games and score key runs for his team. 

Tristan Stubbs 

Tristan Stubbs
Tristan Stubbs (Image Credits: Twitter)

Stubbs bagged a first-ball duck in his very first international game in India. It will be interesting to see how much he scores in the next game. 

Wayne Parnell 

Wayne Parnell
Wayne Parnell. Image: Twitter

Parnell scored 24 runs with the bat and gave away just 14 runs with the ball in his spell. He troubled the Indian batters with his swing as well. 

Keshav Maharaj 

Keshav Maharaj
Keshav Maharaj. (Photo: Twitter)

Maharaj scored 41 with the bat in the first T20I and helped his side get to 106. With the ball, he went for 21 off his three overs.

Kagiso Rabada 

Kagiso Rabada. PC-ICC
Kagiso Rabada. PC-ICC

Rabada will lead the pace attack for the Proteas. In the first T20I, he picked up 1 for 16 in his spell. 

Anrich Nortje

Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada
Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje. (Image Source: Twitter)

Nortje will pair up with Rabada. In the first T20I, he picked up the wicket of Virat Kohli. He bowled a spell of 32 runs in three overs. 

Tabraiz Shamsi 

Tabraiz Shamsi David Miller
Tabraiz Shamsi and David Miller. Image: Twitter
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Shamsi will be the second spinner in the lineup. This concludes the likely playing XI for South Africa in the second T20I against India. 

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.