Date: 12 June 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
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After an incredible run feast at Delhi, both teams have arrived at Cuttack for the second match of the five-game T20I series. The Men in Blue had a scintillating start with Ishan Kishan smashing a quick fire 76 along with Shreyas Iyer’s 36. But in the end, it was Hardik Pandya’s late-game flurry that propelled India to a massive total. The Proteas heisted away the first game where David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen stitched up an impressive 132-run partnership to chase 212.
Both South Africa and India had similar performances in the previous fixtures with an incredible batting display accompanied by a sub-par bowling output. Luckily for the Proteas, batting second helped them with Indian bowlers also failing to execute at crucial moments. Entering this game, there isn’t much separating the two teams but India’s spin attack may find some advantage as Yuzvendra Chahal has a taken a four-wicket haul at this venue.
But monsoons nearing and Cuttack being a highly humid place, the dew factor could come into play, where the team batting second has a better chance of winning. Now addressing the captaincy choices for the fantasy teams, India’s Ishan Kishan and South Africa’s David Miller are great picks.
Kishan can be the team’s captain as he had seen a resurgence in form towards the end of the IPL. Similarly, Miller has been one of the best finishers in the recent IPL and has seen a rebirth as one of the top finishers in the shortest format and can be the vice-captain of your fantasy team.
Grand League Team
Head to Head Team
Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Batters: Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller
Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Wicket-keepers: Quinton de Kock, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant
All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius, Hardik Pandya
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