Fantasy Cricket Tips, India vs South Africa, 2nd ODI: It was a day for indeed pain and agony for all the fans at Dharamsala as the first ODI between India and South Africa was abandoned due to rain. It was the second time in as many games that an international fixture was called off due to rain at HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala.
As a result, both the teams now travel to Lucknow for the second ODI of the series. It will be yet again a battle to get the better of the opposition at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium on March 15 in order to gain an unassailable lead in the series.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: India vs South Africa, Weather Conditions
Second India vs South Africa ODI will offer us first sight of action in the series so far. While there is some rain predicted during the afternoon period, there is a possibility of an entire 100 overs of action in Lucknow.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: India vs South Africa, Pitch Report
The pitch at Ekana Stadium is expected to assist the spinners. In all the three ODIs hosted at the venue, teams have failed to cross 250 runs on a regular basis. As a result, it will be a bat-first wicket with spinners hoping to make a greater contribution in the second innings due to the slow nature of the pitch.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and availability news
There are no injury concerns for any player from either team.
Probable Playing XIs:
Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Virat Kohli (C), Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (Wk), Manish Pandey, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah
David Miller, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (c & wk), Andile Phehlukwayo, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Lutho Sipamla, Heinrich Klaasen, Kyle Verreynne, Anrich Nortje, Faf du Plessis
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Captain: KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Shreyas Iyer
Vice-Captain: Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Heinrich Klaasen
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Keeper: KL Rahul (C)
Batsmen: Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen (VC)
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya
Bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Keeper: Quinton de Kock (C)
Batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (VC), Faf du Plessis, Heinrich Klaasen
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Andile Phehlukwayo
Bowlers: Yuzvendara Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Advice:
It will be a pitch that might play into the hands of spinners. As a result, it would be wise enough to pick at least one spinner from both teams in the Fantasy playing XI. It will be quite decisive on which team puts a better batting performance that would probably decide the fate of the 2nd ODI.
After the first ODI was washed out, both the teams will aim to go full throttle in win the 2nd ODI. However, with the nature of the wicket and conditions that would be alien to South Africa, hosts start as favorites.