India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Prediction, Playing 11, Pitch Report, Injury News and Dream 11 Picks

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India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Preview: India and South Africa will again play their 2nd test match at Newlands, Cape Town, on January 3rd, 2024, and the match will be streamed on Hotstar in India from 2 PM IST.

It will be the first International match for both teams in 2024, and both teams will be looking to start their year with a win and solid performance. Indian Cricket Team lost their last match by an inning and 32 runs, which is such a bad performance by the team that has been in the two finals of the World Test Championship. The only place India never won a test series is in South Africa, and now it’s not possible this year either, as they lost the 1st test already.

South Africa gave a solid performance after losing the T20 and ODI series against India, but in the test match, they showed their brilliance of bowling, especially Kagiso Rabada’s performance, and from the batting side, Dean Elgar, who scored 185 runs to become the player of the match. The pace bowling unit kept the Indian batter on the back foot, except for Kholi and Rahul. When Aiden Markram took charge of the team after Temba got hurt and went out of the game.

The test match is going to test both teams, as Cape Town is known for its pace and extra bounce, and there will be a few changes on the side as both teams have a few players who are not 100% fit.

When and Where To Watch India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match

MatchIndia vs South Africa 2nd Test Match
Date & TimeJanuary 3, 2024, 2:00 PM IST
VenueNewlands, Cape Town
Where to WatchHotstar

Player Injury Report For India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match

Temba Bavuma and Coetzee were ruled out of the 2nd test due to injury, and from the India side, Shardul Thakur is doubtful.

India vs South Africa Head-to-Head Test Record

Match Played43
India Won15
South Africa Won18
Tie/NR10/0

Weather Conditions For India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match

The weather will be a bit overcast, and there is a chance of rain in the morning and evening.

Pitch Report of Newlands, Cape Town, In India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match On January 3, 2023

Match Played60 Matches
Batting first won23 Matches won
Batting second won25 Matches won
Average 1st innings scores325 Runs
Average 2nd innings scores292 Runs
Average 3rd innings scores234 Runs
Average 4th innings scores163 Runs
Highest Team innings total651/10 by RSA
Lowest Team innings total35/10 by ENG

Newlands, Cape Town, has been pitched for pace just like most of the South African track as the top 8 wicket-taking bowlers on this ground have been only seamers that clearly shows the dominance of the pace bowling on the track, but in some of the T20, there have been few spinners who took quite some wickets.

Team Preview Of India

The Indian downfall continued in South Africa as they lost the first match by an inning, which is a shame for a talented team like India, which has so many resources but has still been unable to win anything in the past 11 years.

Important players for the India Team in the match against South Africa

1- Virat Kohli has been sensational in the past year and does have the experience to play test matches in South Africa. He has a 56.18 run average in the last 14 matches and had 153 run innings in 2018 on the same ground. He was one of the players in the squad who looked to fight back against the bowling unit of South Africa and scored 114 runs in both innings.

2- Jasprit Bumrah has an amazing record on the South African pitches, taking 26 wickets in 6 matches, and at the Centurion pitch, he took 8 wickets in 2 matches. He was the best bowler for the Indian team in the last match, picking up five wickets in the first innings, and will be important for the next match.

3- KL Rahul has been one of the best players for the Indian team in the past year. After his back surgery, he came back with strong intent, giving the best outcome in the fifth down, and looked way more comfortable in the middle-order spot. He scored an amazing century in the first innings and looked the most comfortable batter in the Indian side.

Team Preview Of South Africa

The South African team turned up with a full force against India in the first test, dunking them down by 1 inning and 32 runs, which clearly showed a solid performance by them, but there are a few issues they will face in the next match as they one of the most amazing upcoming bowler Coetzee is injured, but they do have the Lungi Ngidi and Zubayr Hamza for Temba replacement.

Important players for the South Africa Team in the match against India

1- Kagiso Rabada performed once again against India in South Africa and took 51 wickets in 13 matches against India. He has taken 44 wickets in the last 9 matches with an economy rate of 3.86 and a strike rate of 31.84.

2- Marco Jensen played an important innings for South Africa in the first innings, which is why they scored 408. He scored 84 runs and also took 4 wickets, which clearly shows why he has been in the team for a long time because of his all-rounder skills.

3- Nandre Burger performed amazingly well in his debut match, taking 6 wickets in two innings and picking up some important wickets like KL Rahul and Jaiswal in both innings.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Wicket-keeper: KL Rahul

Batters: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Dean Elgar

All-Rounder: Marco Jansen, Ravindra Jadeja

Bowler: Nandre Burger, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Jasprit Bumrah, Keshav Maharaj

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Match Prediction

South Africa will have the upper hand in the next match.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Probable Playing 11 of India

Rohit Sharma (C), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, and Mukesh Kumar

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Probable Playing 11 of South Africa

Zubayr Hamza, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Aiden Markram, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Nandre Burger, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj

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