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South Africa’s sub-continent assignment was expected to be a challenging one. Expectations turned to reality as they fell to a convincing defeat in Mohali, after the rain played spoilsport in Dharmasala. A complete turnaround is needed at the traditionally high-scoring ground that is the M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

India, only challenged by Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma’s threatening stand, were mostly in cruise control in the first T20I. The bowlers were miserly as much as Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli in particular were irresistible, producing a clinical performance as part of their World T20 preparations. Indeed, they are favourites to take this series 2-0.

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Key to an India win

Imagine the foothold India could get in the match if they dismiss Quinton de Kock early? de Kock, who knows the ground well thanks to his time in the IPL, will be out to build on his strong showing in Mohali. So, Washington Sundar and Deepak Chahar, who are quickly becoming India’s T20I powerplay experts, have a key role in building the pressure on South Africa early. Then, with the Proteas’ middle order needing to be more effective than Mohali, India can look to limit the boundaries again in the middle overs.

Also, the Virat Kohli cover drive and flick is something to behold. The Indian skipper went past an average of 50 once again in T20Is, making him the only player in world cricket to average at least 50 in all three formats. More runs await at a ground he knows so well as RCB captain, and with Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma at the top, India can bank on a strong start. However, can Rishabh Pant play the breakthrough innings he needs in T20I cricket to keep the momentum going for India?

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Key to a South Africa win

Quinton de Kock is a huge key, but he needs his teammates to deliver, too. His dismissal in Mohali then saw a significant drop in the run rate, of which 41 runs were scored in the next 41 balls. So, who else will step up this time? Can Reeza Hendricks emulate the kind of form he showed for South Africa A in the lead up to this series? Will Temba Bavuma again help set a platform, of which Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller and the all-rounders can finish off better than the first T20I?

Also, Kagiso Rabada returns to the ground where he took 4/21 in IPL 2019. However, a strong India side at home presents a different challenge than a struggling RCB side. He was largely ineffective in Mohali, which put South Africa well behind the eight-ball in defending an under-par score. With the Proteas’ spinners and all-rounders displaying some semblance of control at times in Mohali, can they pick up at least two of India’s top three early to put pressure on India’s middle order?

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Possible Playing 11

India could look at giving Rahul Chahar a chance after Krunal Pandya bowled just one over in Mohali.

India: 1. Rohit Sharma, 2. Shikhar Dhawan, 3. Virat Kohli (c), 4. Shreyas Iyer, 5. Rishabh Pant (wk), 6. Hardik Pandya, 7. Krunal Pandya/Rahul Chahar, 8. Ravindra Jadeja, 9. Washington Sundar, 10. Deepak Chahar, 11. Navdeep Saini

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Junior Dala has a good record vs Rohit Sharma in T20s (three dismissals in seven balls). He could get a chance ahead of Anrich Nortje or perhaps one of the spinners, given that the M Chinnaswamy Stadium can be a graveyard for slow bowlers.

South Africa: 1. Quinton de Kock (c & wk), 2. Reeza Hendricks, 3. Rassie van der Dussen, 4. Temba Bavuma, 5. David Miller, 6. Andile Phehlukwayo, 7. Dwaine Pretorius, 8. Bjorn Fortuin/Junior Dala, 9. Kagiso Rabada, 10. Anrich Nortje, 11. Tabraiz Shamsi

Pitch and Conditions

Batsman can hit through the line at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The shorter boundaries makes life difficult for spinners, of which South Africa in particular could look to avoid. Unfortunately, though, rain is expected to have a say in the match.

Stats and Facts

  • Junior Dala has dismissed Rohit Sharma three times in three T20s.
  • Rishabh Pant has been dismissed for seven single-digit scores in his last 10 T20Is innings.
  • Quinton de Kock has scored 384 runs in 10 T20s in Bengaluru.
  • Virat Kohli has ample experience at this ground: 75 IPL T20s, 2,346 runs with three centuries and 16 fifties.
  • David Miller has scored just 103 runs in six IPL innings on this ground.

Fantasy Cricket Prediction

MyTeam11 (regular) Prediction: Quinton de Kock (wk & vc), Virat Kohli (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Junior Dala

Dream11 Prediction

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Match Prediction

India look good for another win, provided the weather holds. They hold all the aces, with South Africa needing a much better performance in the middle overs with the bat.

Thanks for reading!

Also read: Will Rohit Sharma succeed as a Test opener?

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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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