As the very first T20I clash between Indian and South Africa was called off at Dharamshala, both the squads are now hoping to gain the momentum in second encounter at Mohali. The next T20I battle of three-match series is scheduled to take place at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium on September 18th where the men in blue and Proteas will fight for their pride.
Here’s see some amazing players to watch out for at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali on September 18th:
The one-man army himself, Virat Kohli has the potential to lift up Indian squad singlehandedly is looking forward to thrash Proteas in the upcoming clash with his breathtaking shots. Ahead of the second encounter of three-match T20I series against South Africa, star Indian skipper Virat Kohli seems to look very confident to start with a bang.
Kohli and his team are more than ready for any kind of situation in the game at home pitch of Punjab Cricket Association Stadium. However, the Indian captain doesn’t enjoy good records against the Proteas in T20I matches but this time he is all set to play some big shots for his team’s win
The run-machine of India Rohit Sharma who gave threats to many classic pacers in his illustrious batting career is ready to play one more big series against South Africa. The Hitman Rohit Sharma has shown tremendous growth in white-ball cricket format over the past year. In World Cup 2019 also he was the highest run-scorer from India. Since then he has been seen in a record-breaking form. He has knocked three double hundreds in One Day International format and four centuries in T20I format to his name. It will be interesting to see whether in the upcoming second T20I also Sharma will register one more century on his name or not.
One of the finest players of Indian cricket team Hardik Pandya who is blessed with both bowling and batting skills is also set to play outstanding innings against South Africa in the second T20I match at Mohali.
Pandya came under the spotlight after his impressive innings at Indian Premier League 2019 which also helped him to get selected for Team India in World Cup 2019. In that tournament, he was on fire with his bat as he scored 402 runs at a strike rate of 191.43. Not only this, he also stunned many great batsmen with his destructive bowling spells as he picked up 14 wickets in IPL 2019. Now he is looking forward to create same sort of magic at Mohali’s pitch against Proteas.
Quinton de Kock
The world-class wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock who is going to lead South African National Cricket Team against India in three-match T20I series is hoping for a successful cricketing tour in India. The 26-year-old young left-handed batsman is going to lead the Proteas squad in this series. Nobody can touch him when he comes to his own in tensed situations. The biggest strength of de Kock is that he bats very aggressively once he got set on the pitch. With the added responsibility of captaincy on his shoulders, it would be interesting to see how Quinton will perform with his bat and gloves in the upcoming encounter.
The death over specialist Kagiso Rabada is the globally known Proteafire which is ready to explode at Mohali. He is an expert in all forms of cricket and gave nightmares to many brilliant cricketers. He can swing the ball at a lively pace and can easily rip apart any batting line up if the conditions will be in his favour. In the second T20I encounter Rabada is looking forward to dismiss Indian squad at an early stage.