South Africa is on a roll, having won the first ODI against India by 43 runs, and they have a great chance to win this match and seal the series comfortably. India has been marred by a change in captaincy and other off-field issues, which has stifled their momentum. They will need to regroup and play to their strengths if they are to make a spectacular comeback and keep the ODI series alive in this match. South Africa is full of confidence and will look to win the ODI series as well if they win here.
The game between the two teams will take place on January 21st, 2022 at the Boland Park in Paarl.
Match Details to Note
Match: South Africa vs India, 2nd ODI Match, India Tour of South Africa, 2021-22
Date: January 21, 2022 (Friday)
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
South Africa vs India Team Previews
Team South Africa were 68/3 in the 18th over before Temba Bavuma (110 runs) and Rassie Van Der Dussen (129 runs) put on a brilliant 204-run partnership in the middle. They finished with an above-par total of 296 runs in 50 overs.
Despite India appearing comfortable in the chase early on, South African bowlers kept the pressure on. Keshav Maharaj and Aiden Markram dismissed the openers, and their bowling trio of Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, and Tabraiz Shamsi each took two wickets to derail India’s middle order.
Rassie Van Der Dussen scored 129 runs off 96 balls, hitting nine boundaries and four sixes. His knock enabled his team to score an additional 20-30 runs in the end.
Keshav Maharaj was brilliant with the ball in the match, recording a figure of 10-0-421 and dismissing well-set Shikhar Dhawan to start India’s collapse. We anticipate him to maintain his strong performance in this match as well.
South Africa Squad
Temba Bavuma (c), Keshav Maharaj, Quinton de Kock, Zubayr Hamza, Marco Jansen, Janneman Malan, Sisanda Magala, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Wayne Parnell, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne
Predicted XI: Quinton De Kock, Aiden Markram, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Marco Janson, Andile Phehlukwayo
KL Rahul Dravid’s decision to open the batting failed, but Shikhar Dhawan (79 runs) and Virat Kohli (50 runs) played beautifully and shared a brilliant 96-run partnership, but their middle order collapsed from 131/1 to 199/7, ruining the good start. Shardul Thakur demonstrated his batting skills with an unbeaten fifty in the lower order, but he was unable to trouble the chase.
Jasprit Bumrah and Ravi Ashwin were the only bowlers to trouble the opposition, each taking three wickets. Shardul Thakur and Bhuvneshwar Kumar went for runs at over 6 RPO, while Yuzi Chahal bowled well in the middle overs, with figures of 10-0-53-0. Indian bowlers must take wickets early in the game.
Shikhar Dhawan was in excellent form, scoring 79 runs off 84 balls, but his untimely dismissal resulted in a collapse in the middle order. We expect him to continue his excellent form in this match.
Jasprit Bumrah bowled 2/48 in the match, and he was particularly effective in the first and last overs. We expect him to keep up his good form with the ball in this game as well.
KL Rahul (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan, Y Chahal, R Ashwin, J Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Jayant Yadav
Predicted XI: Shikhar Dhawan, , KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Risabh Pant (wk), Ravi Ashwin, Yuzi Chahal, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah
South Africa vs India Toss Prediction
As the game progresses, the pitch will slow down, and teams batting first have an 8-4 win-loss record at this venue. If either captain wins the toss, we expect them to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Boland Park will have a good bat-ball balance, with something for both pacers and spinners. As the game progresses, the pitch may slow down. In this match, we expect the total to be in the range of 260-270 runs.
According to weather forecasters, Paarl will have a sunny and hot climate on match day, with little to no chance of rain.
South Africa vs India Match Prediction
India made a strong start but failed to capitalise in the middle overs, and their bowlers will be looking to keep South Africa’s scoring rate under control in this match. South Africa produced a strong performance with both bat and ball to mount a stunning comeback in the match. They will try to replicate their performance and win this match and series. However, we believe India will win this match and tie the series at 1-1.
India is the favourite to beat South Africa at the odds of 1.67.
- After losing the first test, South Africa made a stunning comeback, winning the next two tests and the first ODI.
- So far, India has won one and lost four One-Day International (ODI) series in South Africa.
- In the previous game, South Africa put on a massive 204-run partnership for the fourth wicket.