It will also be interesting to see whether India will bring in Umran Malik or Arshdeep Singh or go ahead with the team in the first match. On the other hand, many players from South Africa are getting the benefit of playing in IPL 2022. South Africa’s batting cannot be criticized much after the first match. Bavuma has played only 22 T20Is, 14 of them as captain, but his strike rate is not good. They have Quinton de Kock at the other end so Bavuma can play a stabilizing role but South Africa need a more explosive start.
David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen showed their hitting ability in the first ODI and went on to win the match with ease. The visitors also have several all-round options, which are important in the T20 format. However, Aiden Markram was found infected with Kovid-19. They missed the first match, still they will be unavailable. After their success in the first match, the team would not like to tamper with their playing XI.
India: Rishabh Pant (Captain & Wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendrix, Henrik Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Enrique Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwayne Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabrez Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassi Van der Dussen, Marco Janssen.