IND vs SA: India’s probable playing XI for the Second ODI. India will be aiming to defeat the Proteas in the second ODI in Ranchi in order to tie the series.
Sanju Samson’s valiant efforts with the bat. Were ineffective as India lost to South Africa by a razor-thin margin. In the opening game of the series in Lucknow. The game is shortened to 40 overs each side due to the constant rain. The Indian team was given the daunting aim of 250 runs.
With an unbroken 139-run partnership. David Miller and Heinrich Klaasen exposed the Indian bowling, giving South Africa the advantage going into the second innings. After four early wickets, the visitors were in control of the situation; however, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, and Shardul Thakur worked together to give them a serious fright.
Here is the likely starting lineup for India’s second ODI against South Africa:
Openers: Shikhar Dhawan (c) and Shubman Gill
In the absence of the usual members of the first squad. Veteran Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is given the task of guiding a youthful Indian team once more. The Southpaw will be hoping to bounce back in the second ODI in Ranchi after struggling in the first game of the series.
Shubhman Gill, Dhawan’s youthful opening partner, suffered a rare defeat in the first ODI against South Africa. The fashionable opener will hope it was nothing more than a small hiccup because she has been on fire since the new year.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, and Sanju Samson make up the middle order (wk)
Ruturaj Gaikwad won’t be remembering the first ODI with fondness since the batsman found it difficult to bat with consistency the whole time he was at the crease in the face of a frightening Protean bowling attack. His slow start, which came after a few of early wickets, gave South Africa the upper hand in a game that the visitors absolutely had to win.
Ishan Kishan, Gaikwad’s striking partner, too struggled, spending a miserable amount of time at the crease. The southpaw attempted to play some effective strokes but ultimately lost tamely. Kishan, who is the franchise’s designate opener, will have to fit in with the middle of the order.
While the majority of India’s hitters battled in Lucknow on a challenging surface, Shreyas Iyer started off well. After India lost four wickets early in their innings, the flamboyant stroke-maker collected a quick half-century to give India a fighting chance in a difficult run chase.
During the time when Iyer was putting the South African bowlers through their paces, Sanju Samson dropped anchor from one end. However, as the former left, he opened his shoulders and brought India from an unlikely position within inches from the goal. Even South Africa’s captain Temba Bavuma praised Samson’s outstanding effort, which helped his team win in a nail-biting conclusion.
Shardul Thakur, all-rounder
Shardul Thakur had a memorable day for the Blues, as he was not only the pick of the Indian bowlers in a rain-shortened series opener in Lucknow, but also batted well. The South African aim was endanger by his stunning 93-run combination with Sanju Samson.
Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav are all bowlers.
Kuldeep Yadav was another Indian bowler to have a standout performance. The Protean batsmen were toast the whole game thanks to the left-arm spinner, who was unfortunate to just take one wicket. But that one wicket, which was clean by Aiden Markram with a stunning delivery, had the spectators leaping out of their seats. His return to the Indian team has actually started.
In the first ODI against Temba Bavuma’s team, Avesh Khan’s dismal white ball performances for the Indian team continued. However, he wasn’t entirely to blame because India’s poor fielding lost him at least two wickets during the game. He would be praying for luck in the forthcoming match.
Ravi Bishnoi is one Indian player who might be interested in a speedy turnaround. On a surface that was aiding the slower blowers, the little leggie hemorrhaged at an alarming pace. In his eight overs, Bishnoi allowed 69 runs while taking just one wicket.
Jasprit Bumrah’s injury has left Mohammed Siraj in the running for a berth in the T20 World Cup team, although he struggled on the field for the hosts. It wasn’t the first time either, as his poor fielding in the most recent T20I against South Africa drew criticism. If he wants to travel to Australia for the ICC event, he must pull up his socks.
India’s expected starting lineup for the second ODI:
Shikhar Dhawan (C), Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Sanju Samson (wk), Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammad Siraj.