India vs. South Africa, 2nd T20I: Familiar foes gear up for the first battle of the tour
India vs. South Africa, 2nd T20I: Familiar foes gear up for the first battle of the tour

Match Details:

Match: India vs South Africa

Venue: Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali

Date: September 18, 2019

Time: 07:00 p.m. IST

Preview: 

Rain played spoilsport in the series opener at Dharamsala and, hence, the second T20I of the series at Mohali will be South Africa's first encounter with India on this tour. India have gone top heavy in their batting lineup once again with all three of Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli featuring in this series. However, it is their bowling lineup that is a bit inexperienced. All of their regular bowlers in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been rested for this series and the likes of Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Khaleel Ahmed have been given the chance to prove their mettle. 

This is an area which South Africa would look to target. They have some new faces in the squad as well such as George Linde, Reeza Hendricks among others. And they would be eager to seal their spot in the side too.

Weather Conditions: It rained a bit in Mohali on Tuesday but clear weather has been forecasted for Wednesday. As a result, a full match is in the cards.

Pitch Conditions: The pitch at Mohali is great for batting once again. High scores can be expected and the team batting second stands a good chance of chasing any target down.

Probable Playing XIs:

India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar

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