India vs South Africa 2nd ODI
Shikhar Dhawan, Temba Bavuma. Image Credits: BCCI

Last Update on: October 9th, 2022 at 11:58 am

India take on South Africa in the second ODI in Ranchi on Sunday, October 9. The hosts lost the first game and are under pressure to win the second to keep the series alive. South Africa, on the other hand, needs a series win to keep their hopes of direct qualification alive for the 2023 ODI World Cup.

Both teams have different agendas behind winning this ODI series. For India, it is about preparing a team for the next generation. For South Africa, it is about direct qualification for the next World Cup. Both teams look upbeat about it and are looking forward to the next course of events. In between, there is a series to win for both teams as they look forward to the T20 World Cup in Australia. Both teams are placed in the same group and will take on each other on October 30.

India vs South Africa
India vs South Africa (Image Credits: BCCI)

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Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar. Credits: Twitter

As India continues to find answers to their death bowling woes, they have been struck by an injury to Deepak Chahar which has ruled him out from the remaining two games. Chahar complained of a stiff back after the third T20I against South Africa. They did not play the first ODI and will now the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru to recover from his injury.

Washington Sundar is roped in as his replacement for the last two games. With Jasprit Bumrah ruled out from the T20 World Cup, Chahar is one of the possible replacements for him in the mega event.

Ruturaj Gaikwad-Ishan Kishan
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Batting in the middle overs is another area of focus for the team heading into the second ODI. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan played too slowly in the middle overs which ultimately cost India the game. The duo scored 39 runs from 79 deliveries and in the process, slowing down the run rate.

India Squad

Shikhar Dhawan (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer (vice-captain), Rajat Patidar, Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Sanju Samson (wicket-keeper), Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Mohd. Siraj, Washington Sundar

South Africa

Temba Bavuma
Temba Bavuma. Pic Credits: Twitter

The Proteas lost the T20I series 2-1 and made a great start to the ODIs. They managed to defend their total of 250 and win by 9 runs. Amid concerns about their direct qualification, the form of their skipper Temba Bavuma has been a big worry for the management. 8 is his highest score in the series so far he scored in the first ODI. He just has found the going tough in the series and has been failing with his strokeplay.

Tabraiz Shamsi
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With the ball, Tabraiz Shamsi had a difficult game in Lucknow. He went for 89 runs off his 8 overs as the Indian batters targeted him with a score to chase. The side has enough options with the ball heading into the T20 World Cup and in the remaining two games will look to hit the target.

South Africa Squad

Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo

Also Read: IND vs SA: “Qualifying For 2023 World Cup Going To Be Hard But South Africa Will Try” – Heinrich Klaasen

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