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Last Update on: October 9th, 2022 at 11:55 am

South Africa tour of India 2022, India Playing 11 vs South Africa (Predicted), 2nd ODI. Indian Team will play their 2nd one-day match against South Africa on 09th October 2022, Sunday at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi. The team India will lead by Shikhar Dhawan and South Africa team will be led by Temba Bavuma. The match will get started at 01:30 PM IST and the toss of the 2nd One Day match will be done at 01:00 PM IST.

India suffered a nine-run loss to South Africa in the rain-curtailed first ODI. Invited to bat, South Africa posted 249 for 4, riding on the fifties from David Miller (75 not out) and Heinrich Klaasen (74 not out) and Quinton de Kock’s 48 after the match was reduced to a 40-over-a-side affair due to wet outfield.

India slipped to 51 for 4 in 17.4 overs but Sanju Samson took the chase deep with a 63-ball 86 not out but it was not enough as they ended at 240 for 8. While Sanju Samson was the top-scorer for the hosts, Shreyas Iyer hit 50 off 37 balls. Shardul Thakur (33 off 31 balls) also played some lusty blows but Lungi Ngidi (3/52) took two wickets in the 38th over to stop India in their tracks. Kagiso Rabada (2/36) also took two wickets.

Sanju Samson and Shardul Thakur put up an attacking partnership, India vs South Africa, 1st ODI, Lucknow, October 6, 2022
Sanju Samson and Shardul Thakur put up an attacking partnership•BCCI

Among the Indian bowlers, pacer Shardul Thakur took two South African wickets, while debutant spinner Ravi Bishnoi and spinner Kuldeep Yadav got one each. Sanju Samson smashed 86 not out off 63 balls but India fell just short of what seemed an improbable chase at one stage against a South African side desperate for wins in the World Cup Super League.

Sanju Samson and Shardul Thakur added 93 in 66 balls for the sixth wicket and were particularly severe on South Africa’s second spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi. Tabraiz Shamsi conceded 89 runs in eight overs, including 20 in the final over when India needed 30.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo: BCCI)

The Indian batting lineup disappointed the fans in the 1st ODI while chasing 250 in 40 overs. Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill scored 4 off 16 balls and 3 runs off 7 balls respectively, while debutant Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 19 runs off only 42 balls at a strike rate of 45.24. Ishan Kishan also managed just 20 runs off 37 balls before Shreyas Iyer’s 50 off 37 balls and Sanju Samson’s 86* off 63 balls took India close to the target.

South Africa 249 for 4 (Miller 75*, Klaasen 74*, Thakur 2-35) beat India 240 for 8 (Samson 86*, Iyer 50, Ngidi 3-52, Rabada 2-36) by nine runs

Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi. (Photo Credit: BCCI)

In the 2nd ODI, Bengal spin all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed might replace Ravi Bishnoi. Ravi Bishnoi who made his debut in the ODI format in the first game picked 1 scalp but conceded 69 runs in 8 overs. Pacer Deepak Chahar, who was rested for the 1st ODI may replace out-of-form pacer Avesh Khan, who didn’t pick a wicket and conceded 51 runs in 8 overs. Rajat Patidar or Rahul Tripathi may also replace Ruturaj Gaikwad, who batted at a substandard strike rate of 45.24 in the 2nd ODI.

IND vs SA Probable Playing XIs

IND: Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar/Rahul Tripathi, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson, Shardul Thakur, Shahbaz Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj

South Africa tour of India 2022, India Playing 11 vs South Africa (Predicted), 2nd ODI

Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo: Twitter)

Shikhar Dhawan, the team’s skipper will open the innings with Shubman Gill in the ODIs against Proteas. He is nowadays preferred as an ODI specialist. The 36-year-old opener will lead the team in the absence of the 2022 T20I World Cup-bound squad.

He had successful tours of the West Indies and Zimbabwe where he amassed 168 runs and 154 runs averaging 56 and 77 respectively in 3 ODI series. He scored only 4 runs off 16 balls before being dismissed bowled by Wayne Parnell. He would want to amend his stats by being back amongst runs at a quick scoring rate.

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill. (Photo: Twitter)

Shubman Gill was the Man of the series against West Indies and Zimbabwe where he amassed 205 and 245 runs respectively averaging 102.5 and 122.5.  His last few ODI scores before the ODI series against Proteas read: 64,43,98* (against West Indies) and 82*, 33 and 130 (against Zimbabwe).

However, in the 1st ODI against Proteas, he managed only 3 off as many as 7 balls before being bowled by Kagiso Rabada. After the two successful ODI tours, he now boasts a remarkable average of 62.75 amassing 502 runs in 10 ODIs.

Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer. (Photo: Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer will definitely be a one-down batter for the team in India- South Africa 2nd ODI. The right-handed batter could not perform well in the recent T20I series. He played in only the 3rd T20I against South Africa and got out for just 1 run.

He started with a better show in the opening ODI game against Proteas, scoring 50 off 37 balls in a lost cause. He had a good West Indies ODI tour where he amassed 161 runs in 3 ODIs averaging 53.67.

Sanju Samson

Sanju Samson
Sanju Samson. (Photo: Twitter)

Sanju Samson managed an unbeaten career-best 86 off 63 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes in the 1st ODI against Proteas, but couldn’t take his team over the line as India lost by only 9 runs.

Sanju Samson played only 1 ODI in Sri Lanka 2021 tour where he scored 46 runs before managing 72 runs in 3 ODI matches on the West Indies tour and 58 runs in 3 ODIs against Zimbabwe. He will be preferred to bat in the middle order. He now averages 65.5 in 8 ODIs with 2 fifties.

Known to be a ferocious hitter of the ball, Sanju Samson took his time initially and uncharacteristically, he looked to take the game deep. In the final over, hosts India needed 30 runs, and Sanju Samson made a match out of it as the side needed 15 off 3 balls. However, he failed to connect on the fourth delivery of the over, and in the end, South Africa wrapped up a 9-run victory.

Ishan Kishan (WK)

Ishan Kishan
Ishan Kishan Pic Credit- BCCI

Ishan Kishan who has played 19 T20Is has played only 7 ODIs so far where he amassed 164 runs averaging 27.33 with a highest of 59. The left-hander, however, has been quite consistent, with 543 runs in 19 T20Is at an average of 30.17 and a strike rate of 131.16. But he isn’t getting many chances in T20Is with Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik getting preferred instead. He will compete for the middle-order slot with uncapped Rahul Tripathi.

He scored an uncharacteristic slow 37-ball 20 at a poor strike rate of 54.05 as he struggled to get going in the 1st ODI against Proteas but may retain his spot unless India decides to hand debuts to likes of Rahul Tripathi and/or Rajat Patidar or include spin all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed in 2nd ODI playing XI.

Rahul Tripathi

Rahul Tripathi
Rahul Tripathi, Photo- Twitter

Rahul Tripathi’s wait for a call-up in the national side finally came to an end with BCCI declaring the 17-member squad for the T20Is against Ireland. The middle-order batter, who has been scoring constantly in the IPL, was finally rewarded for his stellar show in the lucrative T20 competition.

Batting at a strike rate of 158.33, the right-handed batter Rahul Tripathi accumulated 413 runs from 14 matches in IPL 2022 for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He scored 397 in 17 matches in 2021 and was a key player for his former franchise Kolkata Knight Riders. He is yet to debut despite being named in the ODI squad for Zimbabwe and T20Is against Ireland.

Rajat Patidar will give Rahul Tripathi some tough competition for the middle-order spot. Notably, the Madhya Pradesh batter Rajat Patidar played at the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. So far, he has played 12 IPL games and has scored 404 runs at an average of 40.4 and a strike rate of 144.3. He had a great IPL, a century in the Ranji Trophy final, two hundreds in Tests against New Zealand A, and a 45 not out in the first List A game against the Black Caps A side.

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur (Image Credit: Twitter)

Shardul Thakur missed making it to the 2022 T20I World Cup squad but has an impressive all-around average in both T20Is and ODIs.  In the recent ODIs against West Indies, he picked 7 scalps averaging 17.86 in 3 ODIs and 4 scalps in 3 ODIs against Zimbabwe averaging 23.25.

Shardul Thakur picked 2/35 in the 1st ODI against Proteas claiming opener Janneman Malan and Temba Bavuma. He also scored a 31 ball 33 before being dismissed by Lungi Ngidi by trying to hit a shot. His all-round efforts went in vain as Proteas won by a mere 9 runs.

Shahbaz Ahmed

Shahbaz Ahmed
Shahbaz Ahmed (Image Credit: Twitter)

With Washington Sundar struggling with injuries and Axar Patel travelling to Australia, Shahbaz Ahmed is the favourite to get his debut in the Proteas series. He has impressed with both bat and the ball in IPL and in the domestic circuit. He was instrumental in Bengal reaching the Ranji Trophy semifinals. He scored 482 runs at an average of 60.25 and bagged 20 wickets in 5 matches.

Shahbaz Ahmed has played 29 matches in the IPL and has scored 279 runs, and picked up 13 wickets. He first earned an IPL contract in 2020 after he was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore- RCB. The left-arm spinner, Shahbaz Ahmed was bought back by the RCB at the 2022 IPL Mega Auction. In IPL 2022, he scored 181 runs in 16 matches averaging 27.38.


Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav (Image Credit: Twitter)

Kuldeep Yadav’s comeback performance in IPL 2022, in which he bowled more quickly and confidently while scooping up 21 wickets for Delhi Capitals, was a very encouraging sight. During India’s T20I series against South Africa in June, many people anticipated that his illustrious streak would continue.

But due to a hand injury, he was unable to play in that series, go to Ireland and England, or the ODIs against the West Indies. Kuldeep Yadav picked 3 scalps in as many ODIs against Zimbabwe averaging 41. Kuldeep Yadav picked 1 scalp of Aiden Markram who scored a duck in the 1st ODI and was economical returning with figures of 1/39 in 8 overs.

Deepak Chahar

Deepak Chahar
Deepak Chahar. (Photo: Twitter)

Deepak Chahar was the Man of the Match in the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe, picking career-best 3/27 in a fantastic 7-over spell after returning to the XI. He picked 5 scalps against Zimbabwe averaging 20.4 in 2 ODIs. He didn’t play the first ODI against Proteas but might play the next one in place of out-of-form Avesh Khan (0/51 in 8 overs).

Deepak Chahar is returning to top-flight cricket after nearly seven months. Deepak Chahar also averages 60 with the bat having scored 180 runs in 9 ODIs. His last few scores read 69* (Sri Lanka), 54 (South Africa), and 38 (West Indies) before failing with the bat vs Zimbabwe.

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj (Image: Twitter)

Ever since he made his ODI debut in 2019, Mohammed Siraj has only been able to play 11 ODI matches, taking 13 wickets at an economy rate of 4.91 averaging 34.77, with his best bowling figures being 3/29 against the West Indies during the home series earlier this year.

He picked 4 scalps in 3 ODIs in the recent West Indies tour, averaging 29. Against Zimbabwe, he picked 2 scalps in as many games averaging 26. He conceded 49 runs and was wicketless in the 1st ODI against Proteas, but might retain his spot.