IND Vs SA T20 Match Highlights: After showing a one-sided game in the first match, Team India’s eyes are now on taking an unassailable lead in the series and for this they would like to win the second match.
India’s eyes on grabbing the series. (BCCI Photo)
The Indian cricket team made a great start to the three-match series by defeating South Africa in the first T20 match. Now these two teams will face each other in Guwahati on Sunday. in this match team india If eyes are on winning the series, then South Africa will try to make a comeback. But the road is not easy for both. Team India has got a setback. Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out due to injury.
However, considering the way the hosts performed in the first match, India looks to have the upper hand. Bumrah did not play in the first match and without him the team’s bowling was excellent. Deepak Chahar and Arshdeep Singh had ruined the South African batting.
questions are many
Bumrah’s role in the T20 World Cup to be held in Australia would have been crucial but the pacer’s playing in the International Cricket Council (ICC) event is doubtful due to a back problem. The series against South Africa was organized to give concrete shape to the team’s preparations ahead of the World Cup but Bumrah’s absence has raised many questions in front of head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma.
Mohammad Siraj and Umesh Yadav have been included in the team but both of them are not in the World Cup squad yet. The biggest question is whether the team management will get enough opportunity to try the bowler who has been replaced by Bumrah. Veteran fast bowler Mohammed Shami, who is on standby for the World Cup, is recovering from Kovid-19 and is not included in the squad for the series against South Africa. He can be included in the team going to Australia as he has the experience of playing in the conditions there. If that happens, they won’t get enough match practice before the World Cup, which begins on October 16.
how to solve puzzle
For the South African series, India has Deepak Chahar who is the standby for the World Cup. In the first match in Thiruvananthapuram, Chahar and young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh shook South Africa’s top-order with brilliant bowling as India registered a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. But in Australia the ball will not swing much and Chahar is also a bowler like Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Bhuvneshwar has got a place in the World Cup team along with Arshdeep. As far as Siraj is concerned, he has been struggling for some time now. Bhuvneshwar and Harshal Patel have been conceding a lot of runs for some time now and it remains to be seen how the team management solves this puzzle before the World Cup.
spin is effective
The good thing for the Indian team is that there is no such problem in the spin department at the moment. Axar Patel, who replaced Ravindra Jadeja in the team after undergoing a knee operation, has taken full advantage of the opportunity and has performed brilliantly so far.
Batsmen raised hope
In the batting department, India’s top four batsmen, including Virat Kohli, are looking in good form ahead of the World Cup. KL Rahul has also started scoring runs now and scoring a half-century in the first match would have boosted his confidence. In the middle order, however, players like Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik have not got enough opportunity to bat. Pant did not get a chance to bat after returning from the Asia Cup while Karthik has faced only nine balls in the last seven matches.
As far as the series is concerned, India will try to win the first series on home soil against South Africa in this shortest format of the game. South Africa’s team has not been able to perform as expected in the T20 World Cup so far. She last made it to the semi-finals in 2016 while she failed to make it to the knockouts last year.
South Africa’s challenge
Kagiso as Rabada and Enrique Norkhia South Africa They have two good bowlers but the rest of their bowlers lack sharpness. At the moment, their batsmen will have to perform well, who were not able to do in the last match.
The team is as follows:
India: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed and Mohammad Siraj.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Bjorn Fortuyn, Reeza Hendrix, Henrik Klaasen, Marco Johnson, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Enrique Norkhia, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwayne Pretoria, Kagiso , Riley Rosso, Tabrez Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs.