After winning the Test series, South Africa have made a brilliant start to the ongoing ODI series against India as they won the first match by 31 runs on Wednesday.
Batting first, the Proteas notched a formidable 296-run total and then restricted India to 265 in the second innings. Ahead of the second ODI, South Africa would be keen to continue the winning momentum and thereby seal the series. Here’s a look at the predicted playing XI of the South Africa Cricket Team for the second ODI.
SA vs IND: South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI Against India– South Africa vs India 2022, 2nd ODI
Openers: Quinton de Kock and Janneman Malan
After taking retirement from Test Cricket, Quinton de Kock had a point to prove, as stated by Temba Bavuma ahead of the first ODI. The southpaw looked good for his 41-ball 27 before getting bowled by Ravichandran Ashwin. Nevertheless, he should continue to don the wicket-keeping gloves for the second ODI as well.
Janneman Malan has had a fairytale career thus far. However, he got out cheaply in the last game. Malan would be eager to go out in the middle and play a big knock on Friday.
Middle-Overs: Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markam, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller
Aiden Markram’s poor run with the bat against India continues in the series. He, unfortunately, ran himself out on 4 off 11 in the last game but South Africa are unlikely to make him sit for the second ODI.
Both Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen scored centuries in the last game. They would be crucial to South Africa’s fortune in the next game as well. David Miller got only 2 deliveries to face. He too should make the cut for the second ODI.
All-rounders: Andile Phehlukwayo, Marco Jansen
Phehlukwayo adds great balance to this playing XI. He is an important member of South Africa’s limited over’s team. He bowled 5 five overs in the last game and picked 2 wickets for 26 runs. Marco Jansen, who starred with the ball in the Test series, looked out of sorts in the last ODI. But, with Rabada not on the side, Jansen is unlikely to be replaced.
Bowlers: Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi and Tabraiz Shamsi
Both Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi played a vital role in turning the game in South Africa’s favour on Wednesday. The duo picked three wickets between them, including the wickets of Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan. Besides, Lungi Ngidi should complete the playing XI.