Rain dampened Dharamsala and with that the first T20I on Sunday. India and South Africa now move to Mohali for the second match in Mohali. With everything to play for, expect a tight contest between two top teams.
India will look to continue from where they ended the Windies trip. A 3-0 whitewash in the T20Is was an apt result for their domination. South Africa have made sweeping changes to their white-ball unit and will hope for a good start. Regardless, both teams will keep an eye on the World Cup 2020 preparations.
India will hope that their top three gets back into scoring form. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli collectively didn’t score as many in the Windies. With the scenery back to familiar climes, they will look to improve. The biggest scanner will be on Rishabh Pant, though. The swashbuckler has already been warned to improve or risk getting dropped.
With the Pandya brothers offering all-round value, they can be a good fit for your fantasy side. Deepak Chahar could enjoy bowling in Mohali, so he could be a good fantasy pick.
South Africa Preview
The visitors have come with four uncapped players. Temba Bavuma looks the most certain to get a debut here. Captain Quinton de Kock has a lot of experience in these conditions and should fancy his chances.
Kagiso Rabada and David Miller have IPL experience and should be good fantasy picks. Left-arm spinner George Linde is an exciting name, but his debut is still not confirmed. Rassie van der Dussen offers solidity for South Africa and some good points to your side.
Fantasy Players to Watch
Krunal Pandya has been a great all-round addition to this Indian side. He should once again fetch you quality fantasy points.
David Miller has scored 730 runs in 29 T20 matches at this venue. His average of 45.62 and SR of 150.51 make him a good fantasy pick.
Kagiso Rabada will have to step up and lead the side. With a good IPL season behind him, the speedster could be a good addition to your fantasy side..
India: 1 Rohit Sharma 2 Shikhar Dhawan 3 Virat Kohli (C) 4 Manish Pandey 5 Rishabh Pant (WK) 6 Hardik Pandya 7 Krunal Pandya 8 Ravindra Jadeja 9 Khaleel Ahmed 10 Deepak Chahar 11 Navdeep Saini
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (C & WK) 2 Reeza Hendricks 3 Temba Bavuma 4 Rassie van der Dussen 5 David Miller 6 Andile Phehlukwayo 7 Dwaine Pretorius 8 Bjorn Fortuin 9 Kagiso Rabada 10 Junior Dala 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
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