Last Update on: October 9th, 2022 at 11:59 am
South Africa take on India in the second ODI in Ranchi on October 9. The hosts lost the first ODI and are playing catch-up in the series. They need to win in Ranchi to keep the series alive. The Proteas also have a vested interest in winning the series as it keeps their hopes of direct qualification for the next ODI World Cup alive.
South Africa are placed 11th in the World Cup Super League (WCSL) points standings. A series win against India would take them to the ninth spot. The Proteas virtually need to win each of their seven games that is remaining before the qualifiers. Even if they do, they still might need to play the qualifiers. Teams like Ireland and Afghanistan are ahead of the Proteas in the rankings.
Temba Bavuma‘s form is another issue that is making the management scratch their heads. He scored 8 off 12 balls in the first ODI which is his highest score in the series. The rest of the batters are in good form and can push for a series win.
Among the bowlers, Tabraiz Shamsi had a bad game in the first ODI and his selection will be a dillema as well. The Proteas also have injury concerns with Dwaine Pretorious ruled out with a thumb injury. He will be missing the T20 World Cup as well. In this article, we predict South Africa’s possible playing XI for the second ODI against India.
India vs South Africa: South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI Against India, South Africa Tour Of India 2022, 2nd ODI
Malan opened the batting and scored 22 in the first ODI. He replaced Bavuma at the top of the order for the first game and is expected to retain his place.
Quinton de Kock (WK)
De Kock scored 48 off 54 deliveries and was dismissed just when he was looking to launch himself in the first ODI. He will be key at the top of the order for the Proteas.
Temba Bavuma (C)
This series might well be the last for Bavuma if he does not get runs in the next two games. He is also the skipper of the side which adds that much more pressure on his spot in the XI.
Markram scored a duck in the first ODI. He was cleaned up by a beauty from Kuldeep Yadav. He will be looking for runs in the remaining two games.
Klassen played an unbeaten knock of 74 to set up the game for his side. He has a good record against India and would like to build on that.
Miller scored an unbeaten 75 as he carried on his T20I form to the ODIs. The southpaw also loves playing against India and is fresh off a century against them.
Parnell gives them a left-handed swing bowling option and also an option with the bat. He played a couple of good knocks in the T20I games.
South Africa might think if going in with just one spinner in Keshav Maharaj after Shamsi’s poor performance in the first ODI.
Rabada took two for 36 in the first ODI. He took the wicket of Shubman Gill to rock India early in the chase. His performance in the last two games is crucial for his side.
Lungi Ngidi / Marco Jansen
Ngidi took three wickets but was rather expensive with the ball. Jansen can be an option if the Proteas management thinks of a replacement.
Nortje can replace Shamsi in the XI and South Africa can look to target the Indian batters with their pace attack in Ranchi.