India vs South Africa 2nd Test – Predictions, Fantasy Lineup, Form Guide and more

India is all set to play South Africa in the 2nd Test that will be held at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The match is all set to begin on January 3rd, 2022 with India leading the Test series 1-0 after having beaten the Proteas by a massive 113 runs.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Preview

India heads into the second test against the Proteas, full of confidence. They showed great skill in all departments and even made quick work the rather meek South African batting. The Proteas are clearly out of their depth against one of the best Test playing nations in the world, and with Quinton De Kock announcing his sudden retirement, the preparations seem to have hit a reset. The bowlers did show a bit of form towards the end, but the Indians just had too much quality on the day.

 

 

Coming to the Indian contingent, the visitors will be happy to see their openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal finding their batting stride. Both of them impressed in the first test, and it is important that they start putting in long stands before handing over to the rest. Captain Virat Kohli’s search for a century continues and it seems that he is desperate to get out of the rut. The bowlers seem to have figured out a weakness in his game, and it is important that he backs himself and the upcoming test is a perfect opprtunity for the captain to put in a shift. The Indian Middle Order could do a bit better in general, but they have showed a lot more compusure compared to their rivals, and when it comes to the bowling attack, the Indian attacks is absolutely firing on all cylinders and we expect to see this carry through to the next match as well.

India has a great record at Johannesburg, and we fully believe that they will be able to carry their imressive form through the test.

Weather Report

The temperature is expected to hover around 14-26°C on the matchdays, with 50 % humidity and 21-24 km/hr wind speed. There are nearly 50-70% chances of precipitation during an initial couple of days as well as the last couple of days of the game.

Johannesburg Pitch Report

The surface at Johannesburg is expected to provide decent help to both bowlers as well as Batsmen and is anticipated to behave similarly in this match as well. Preliminary swing for the pacers towards the early half and decent turn for the spinners towards the latter half may be the trend over here. Batsmen will have to show patience and persist in order to get the scores they desire.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Probable XI

South AfricaDean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Keegan Petersen, Ryan Rickelton, Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi

India: KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Shami, Mohammad Siraj

Top Picks for the India vs South Africa 2nd Test

India

KL Rahul – He is obvious choice for almost all fantasy players and for good reason. Rahul has been in red hot form, and with a century under the belt in the first test, the batsman from Karnataka will look to add another century to his resume at Jo’Burg.

Mayank Agarwal – Mayank has been showing signs of a big score and with a well timed 60 run haul in the first innings, he looks all set to provide that much needed opening stand with Rahul.

Virat Kohli – The Indian skipper has not been in the greatest of form, but Jo’Burg is great track for him, and the stage is set for the Indian Skipper to put in a big performance.

Mohammed Shami – Our pick of the Indian bowling attack is Shami. Having scalped 8 wickets across 2 innings, he has shown us all why he is one of the best at exploiting conditions and we expect to see him in the thick of things at Johannesburg.

South Africa

Dean Elgar – Scored a neat 77 in the second innings of the last Test and will be among the top fantasy picks for this match as well.

Temba Bavuma – Tried to salvage the South African innings with a decent 52 and 35 in the first Test, and the team will expect him to come in handy here as well.

Lungi Ngidi – The experienced bowler hunted a total of 8 scalps in the first Test, including a 6-wicket haul in the first innings. He will be a safe pick for this contest.

Kagiso Rabada – The other bowler with experience under his belt, impressed with 7 scalps and also added a few handy runs with the bat in the first Test. He will be another healthy choice to consider in this match.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Fantasy Captain and Vice Captain picks

Captain – KL Rahul

Considering the form he is in, KL Rahul will be the most popular choice as captain for fantasy lineups across the platform.

Vice Captain – Kagiso Rabada

We are picking Rabada for Vice captain for two simple reasons. There is no saying how the Proteas bounce back, and Rabada has a tendency to take wickets as well as pitch in with some runs when the going gets tough.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Dream11 Fantasy Lineup

Keeper – Rishabh Pant

Batsmen – Virat Kohli , Mayank Agarwal, KL Rahul (c), Keegan Petersen, Temba Bavuma

All-rounder – Ravichandran Ashwin

Bowlers – Mohammad Shami, Kagiso Rabada (vc), Lungi Ngidi, Jasprit Bumrah

 

 

India vs South Africa 2nd Test Probable Winners

Considering the team’s recent forms, Team India is expected to win this match. Also, the record suggests that the team hasn’t lost a single Test match at this venue so far.