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South Africa vs India Second ODI Tips - Series on the line for the hosts

Siddhu
18 Dec 2023
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 18 Dec 2023
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  • South Africa vs India Second ODI predictions to be played at the St. George's Park in Gqeberha on Tuesday night, Indian time
  • India have scored the most powerplay runs in 9 of their last 11 ODIs
  • South Africa have conceded the most powerplay runs in 4 of their last 5 ODIs
South Africa vs India Second ODI
Can South Africa bounce back and halt India? (Getty Images)

South Africa vs India Second ODI


A dazed South Africa were brushed aside easily in the first ODI as India continued their recent hold over the Proteas. Will that extend to the second match as the series is on the line for the hosts? This game will be a day-night match at the St. George’s Park in Gqeberha on Tuesday.
  • South Africa vs India Second ODI
  • Head to Head
  • South Africa Form
  • South Africa Team News
  • India Form
  • India Team News

South Africa have a lot of soul-searching to do after a chastening loss in the first match. They have no other choice as another loss would condemn them to a series loss. It is the Indians who have an early edge though and I am putting my money on the visitors to win the powerplay exchanges.

  • India have scored the most powerplay runs in 9 of their last 11 matches (ODIs)
  • South Africa conceded the most powerplay runs in 4 of their last 5 matches (ODIs)
  • South Africa conceded the most powerplay runs in their last 4 matches against India (ODIs)
  • Kuldeep Yadav took 4 wickets in his previous match at this venue (ODIs)

Head to Head


There have been 92 ODIs between South Africa and India so far, of which there have been 50 wins for the Proteas. There have been 39 wins for India while the remaining three ended without a result.

It is India who have an advantage in recent matches, having won the last four in a row. That included a 243-run win in the World Cup and an eight-wicket win in the first match. South Africa would be worried about how they folded out for 116 and lost the chase within 17 overs.

South Africa Form


With key players resting, it was a huge opportunity for new players to put their hand up for South Africa. Unfortunately, the batters failed to do so folding for just 116.

It was all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo who top-scored with 33 and that underlined how poor their batters were. They failed to bat beyond 27.3 overs and that could be the first issue they want to address.

There wasn’t much from the bowlers to talk about, as they failed to get the same purchase as their Indian counterparts earlier in the day.

South Africa Team News


With the pitch likely to aid spinners, South Africa are unlikely to make changes to their playing XI.

India Form


India managed to surprise many with their dominant display in the first ODI. It started with the ball where Arshdeep Singh and Avesh Khan demolished the Proteas.

There was relentless accuracy on display and that paved the way to an easy win. That said, Sai Sudharsan’s easy batting style turned heads as he managed to show that he’s the one to watch out for.

The visitors will be buoyed by the fact that they have so much left in the tank even after that comfortable win.

India Team News


Shreyas Iyer is released from the squad to team up with the red-ball squad preparing for the Tests. Rajat Patidar could be the one replacing him.

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What time does South Africa vs India Second ODI start?

This South Africa vs India Second ODI will be played at the St. George's Park in Gqeberha on December 19, Tuesday starting at 4:30pm IST.

Verdict

India looked a touch above South Africa, as their second-shift side brushed aside the hosts very easily. That shouldn’t rule the Proteas out as they still boast a lot of talent in their line-up. I am putting my money on the Indians to boss the initial stages and win the powerplay exchanges.

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