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Ind Vs SA: 2nd Test Match Prediction and Analysis: Who Will Win?

Ind Vs SA: 2nd Test Match Prediction and Analysis: Who Will Win?

Catch all the live action of the second test between India South Africa with match predictions, predicted XI and lots of intriguing facts and stats. After a dismal batting performance by Virat Kohli led team India, the second test at SuperSport Park, Centurion will be an uphill task for the Indian batters as there form overseas haven’t quite matched that of their home season performances. Check Our Prediction for the Ind Vs SA first test match here. We’ve predicted correctly South Africa are favorites to win with our analysis and experts views. Let’s check out who will win the second test match between India and South Africa on 11th January 2018.

On the other hand, South Africa will be elated after a stunning victory, and Faf Du Plessis showed his leadership abilities after Dale Steyn was forced out of the remainder of the series, but Vernon Philander showed why his inclusion in the team should never be questioned. India will have many familiar demons to answer while South Africa will look to strengthen their bowling line-up after Steyn’s injury.

Team News: India

India will not be making any changes to the bowling department as the Bhuvaneshwar Kumar spearheaded attacked looked ominous throughout the test. Debutant Bumrah and inexperienced Hardik Pandya played match-defining roles and the latter’s valiant 93 helped India secure 200+ first innings score. Ashwin bowled with guile in the second innings and one can expect India’s 4 seamers and 1 spinner policy for the next match as well. The batting department will look to consolidate after such an abysmal performance where none of the top 5 batsmen were able to get past 30. Vijay looked out of sorts against Steyn and Rabada in the first innings and was undone by Philander in the second. Dhawan’s technique came under the scanner after he was bounced out by an innocuous Morkel bouncer. Virat Kohli let his fans experience a bitter throwback when he nicked a ball outside off-stump in the first innings. Rohit Sharma looked good in both the innings, but his shot selection had let him down. Cheteshwar Pujara remains to be the big talking point. One of the stonewalls of modern Indian batting order, Pujara’s overseas record does not tally with his home record by any means. He was bamboozled by a Morkel beauty in the second innings, but he never looked at ease throughout his stay. Saha and Ashwin will be looking to back their batting abilities where the former would love to get some run in his kitty with Parthiv Patel waiting in the reserves. Much was expected from Pandya and he delivered. A blitzkrieg 93 in the first innings set up the India South Africa series and showed his ability to dominate and counter-attack when needed. As Sachin Tendulkar said a couple of days ago that Pandya will add another dimension that Indian cricket lacked since the retirement of Kapil Dev.

South Africa has called up Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi to cover for Dale Steyn, but there is a chance that Morris may get a nod ahead of them.

Key Players: Ind Vs SA 2nd Test

India

Much will depend on Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami to get the South African top order out quickly. Bumrah and Pandya will be keen to assert their authority. Unlike the Cape Town wicket, Ashwin may play a more significant role at SuperSport Park. Kohli will be raring to go and silence his critics and remove all sorts of technical glitches. Vijay will be a player to look out for as the longer he stays on the crease, the worse it could get for the fiery African pacers.

South Africa

AB De Villiers showed why he is a master act even after such a prolonged break. With the SuperSport Park known to make balanced wickets, he will be looking to reach a triple figure mark sooner than later. Dean Elgar will be another man to look out for as he missed out on the first innings, but played well for his 25 in the second. Amla may not have the best of starts but counting him out could be dangerous. Quinton De Kock will be tasked with a similar Hardik Pandya approach, and the former is blessed with excellent techniques helping him to survive the bloodthirsty Indian attack and showcase his talent while lighting up the India South Africa contest. Philander may be one of the most underrated bowlers of recent times and his ability to spearhead the attack under pressure situations shows his class as a bowler. He was well supported by Rabada and Morkel and his probing length could lead to India South Africa series decider at SuperSport Park.

Predicted XI Players: SA Vs Ind

India:

Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma/Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah

South Africa:

Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB De Villiers, Faf Du Plessis(c), Quinton De Kock, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Duanne Olivier/Chris Morris

SA vs Ind 2nd Test: Where to Watch/Live Streaming

TV channels: Sony Ten 1, Sky Sports, Fox Sports

Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV,

Ind Vs SA Match Prediction: Who Will 2nd Test Match?

First of all, Our Prediction was correct. We’ve predicted South Africa are favorite to win the first test match against India.

Now, after the first match loss against South Africa, India should bounce back in the game and must not repeat the mistakes they’ve done in the first match. India will get one more advantage as South Africa’s one of the best bowlers Dale Steyn got injured in the first match.

We’ll update this article with more analysis as soon as we get something from our experts before the match.  So, keep watching this space. Bookmark this page for the quick access. Press Control+D (Windows) and Command +D (Mac) to bookmark it. Alternatively, you can also stay subscribed to our email newsletter so you don’t miss out anything ✌️

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Who Will Win the 2nd Test Match Between Ind and SA on 11th January 2018?

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