Team India still has two tough matches to play before the T20 World Cup, so Rohit Sharma and company don’t have much time to resolve numerous problems. Combinations for the batting are almost completely decided. Despite a fantastic showing in the first T20 in Trivandrum, the bowling will require some attention. Jasprit Bumrah is all but certain to miss the T20 World Cup. As a result, Deepak Chahar will continue to play in the starting lineup until Mohammed Shami returns. Yuzi Chahal will continue warming the bench if Ravichandran Ashwin remains in the starting lineup.
What XI alterations should be anticipated?
- Going into the T20 World Cup, India’s Top 4 are established lineups.
- Virat Kohli and Suryalumar Yadav are locks, but Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul will bat first.
- In Australia, the most probable choice at No. 5 is Hardik Pandya.
- However, India may promote Rishabh Pant or Dinesh Karthik in BATTING ORDER against South Africa in Guwahati.
- No Bumrah indicates that Deepak Chahar will be given more time in the starting XI.
- Chahal will warm the benches as Ashwin keeps his spot in the starting XI.
Guwahati 2nd T20 LIVE Score between India and South Africa – TOSS at 6:30 PM: The second Twenty20 match will start at 7 PM in Guwahati. India will attempt to complete the three-match series with the first T20 match already won. Jasprit Bumrah’s injury puts him out of the game, therefore the starting lineup may be changed. Rain may stop the game from beginning, but the game will still start at 7 o’clock.
ON THE MATCH, RAIN THREATENS
Rain is quite likely (40%) to fall throughout the game.
There’s a good chance the game will end early.
In the past, there have been questions concerning the infrastructure at the Barsapara Stadium that would be needed to prepare the field after a rainstorm.
A T20I between India and Sri Lanka had to be abandoned in the early 2020s owing to a damp pitch because to poor cover removal procedure.
IND SA 2ND T20 LIVE: The first international cricket match since the COVID-19 epidemic has generated a lot of excitement among fans, with all tickets already sold out.
An India-Sri Lanka T20 match that was scheduled to take place at this location’s Barsapara Stadium on January 5, 2020, was postponed owing to heavy rain.
It’s nice to see supporters back in the stadium, India head coach Rahul Dravid remarked at a pre-game media conference. Every game we play in India since the situation began to clear up in June has been sold out in every venue. That’s fantastic news.
The youngsters undoubtedly enjoy the supporters’ ovations and, hopefully, the wonderful cricket they are backing. I believe the pitch would encourage excellent cricket, Dravid stated.
Guwahati is expected to have a partly overcast sky with one or two periods of rain or thundershowers on Sunday, according to the regional meteorological center.
Rain threatens the sold-out second T20I between India and South Africa, but organizers insist they have plans in place.
In the meanwhile, the organizers said they had made all necessary preparations to minimize time loss in the case of rain.
Two “very lightweight” pitch coverings have been sent into Assam by the Assam Cricket Association (ACA) from the US. It currently has access to around 20 covers.
According to ACA secretary Devajit Saikia, “These imported coverings guarantee that water or moisture does not penetrate into the pitch.” In the stadium, there is enough for around 39,000 people.
What starting lineup will India and South Africa use?
India Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj have been drafted into the home team’s roster in case they need to add more seasoned bowlers to their lineup. But it seems improbable that they will. Suryakumar Yadav may be rested, while Shreyas Iyer may be substituted in as the only alteration. Although the likelihood of this is slim.
Axar Patel, R. Ashwin, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, and Arshdeep Singh make up the probable XI along with Rohit Sharma (captain), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, and Dinesh Karthik (wk).
S. Africa Despite the Trivandrum turnaround, the Proteas are unlikely to be compelled into a hasty response, although they do have the option of Lungi Ngidi for one of their two left-arm spinners.
Probable XI: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi