Live Score India Vs South Africa Toss
India Vs South Africa

With the abandoning of first T20I clash at HPCA Stadium, Dharamshala, Indian cricketers are now expecting to gain the momentum once again in front of South Africa in the second encounter. The Blues who are playing at home are looking forward to make a winning start in the ongoing three-match T20 International series against Proteas with a clinical win. With the stakes so high in the game, there is no chance of any kind of mistake by either team in this second T20I which is scheduled to be held at  Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on September 18th.

India didn’t make any changes in the 15-man squad for T20I series against Africans as they roped in same members who performed in the lengthy Caribbean assignment. While on the other side, South Africa selected its team members very carefully as they roped in many young talents to make their T20I squad, even more, stronger in front of the hosts. It will be interesting to see whether men in blue will be able to open their winning account against South Africa at Mohali or Proteas will take the lead.

India vs South Africa T20I‚ÄČschedule

18 September, India vs South Africa 2nd T20I: 7 PM IST, PCA Stadium, Mohali.

22 September, India vs South Africa 3rd T20I: 7 PM IST, M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

Head-on-head records

Both India and South Africa have played 14 matches so far in T20 International format. Out of these 14 matches, India has clinched eight encounters in the past while Proteas came out with just five victories in the face to face clashes. Remaining one match between both the teams was a no result. With that, India is leading the head-on-head record against South Africa with 61.3 winning percentage.

Weather forecast

After spoiling the momentum of both the cricket squads in the very first T20I clash of the three-match series rain gods are finally going to bring some smile on the faces. The weather forecast for the second T20I at the Punjab Cricket Association is expected to be a good one. There are very few chances of rain interrupting the play at Mohali. The temperature will hover between 24 degree Celsius to 33 degree Celsius and the humidity level is predicted to be 68% during the match.

Live coverage

In India, the second T20I clash between blues and Proteas will be broadcasted live on Star Sports networks while in South Africa the match will be telecasted live on SuperSport networks. The online live streaming of the match is available on Hotstar app and Hotstar.com.

Probable Playing XI

India: Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (captain), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, and Navdeep Saini

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (captain), Rassie van der Dussen (vice-captain), Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, George Linde, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Squads

India: Manish Pandey, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Virat Kohli (captain), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Navdeep Saini, and Rahul Chahar

South Africa: David Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Dwaine Pretorious, Quinton de Kock (captain), Andile Phehlukwayo, Anrich Nortje, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, and George Linde