SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For 2nd Test

India are one step away from creating history on South African soil.

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India are one step away from creating history on South African soil.


South Africa will take on India in the 2nd Test match of the series which starts from Monday. Both sides will be eager to start the new year’s proceedings with a win. South Africa were completely outplayed by the visiting Indian side in the 1st Test by 113 runs. They need to show more positive intent against the pace if they want to stay in the series. Quinton de Kock will be badly missed at least for the rest of the series.

India on the other hand, are time and again proving that they are the No.1 Test side for a reason. Mohammad Shami has been their consistent performer with the ball irrespective of the conditions. With complete all-around dominance, they beat the hosts convincingly in the 1st Test to go 1-0 up in the series. They had a fabulous last year where they won many away matches and look to continue their winning streak this year as well.

Match Details:

South Africa vs India, 2nd Test

Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Date & Time: January 3rd-7th, at 1:30 PM IST and 10:00 AM Local Time

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report:

The wicket will assist the pacers in the first two days of the Test match and later the wicket will become entirely flat making it easy for the batters to score runs.

Probable Playing XIs for SA vs IND:

South Africa

Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Ryan Rickelton/Kyle Verreynne (wk), Wiaan Mulder/Duanne Olivier, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi



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

Top Picks for SA vs IND Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Lokesh Rahul had a fantastic last year where he cemented his spot permanently as an opener after getting his chance in the England Test series. He was the player of the match for his splendid century in the 1st Test of this series where he scored a total of 146 runs in two innings

Though Keegan Petersen scored only 32 runs combined from both innings in the 1st Test, he looked very solid against the pacers and we can expect big innings from him in the 2nd Test.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Ravichandran Ashwin is the first choice all-rounder for your fantasy teams. It will be challenging for him to bowl in these seamer friendly conditions. He managed to pick 2 wickets in the first Test.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Lungi Ngidi caused plenty of damage in the 1st Test where he bagged 8 wickets with the best figures of 6 for 71. He has a good record against India and will look to dominate in this Test match as well.

Mohammad Shami knows how to adapt to the conditions. His ability to move the ball off the seam makes him one of the toughest bowlers to face. He is a must-pick for your fantasy considering his exceptional form. He picked eight wickets including a five-wicket haul in the first Test.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Rishabh Pant doesn’t show any half measures whatever the format it might be. He scored 42 runs combined in both innings of the 1st Test and took 7 catches behind the stumps as well.

SA vs IND Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Series)Dream11 Points
Lokesh Rahul146 runs181
Rishabh Pant42 runs109
Mohammad Shami8 wickets183
Aiden Markram14 runs21
Lungi Ngidi8 wickets156

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SA vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Rishabh Pant, Mayank Agarwal, Dean Elgar, Lokesh Rahul (c), Temba Bavuma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami (vc), Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SA vs IND Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Rishabh Pant, Virat Kohli, Mayank Agarwal (vc), Keegan Petersen, Lokesh Rahul, Aiden Markram (c), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi

SA vs IND Risky Captaincy Choices:

Kagiso Rabada is always a breakthrough bowler for South Africa. He scalped 7 wickets in the 1st Test and even added 25 runs with the bat. He is another captaincy option for your fantasy teams.

Ajinkya Rahane was moving his feet very well and played some good cricketing shots in the 1st Test. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Since the surface favors the pacers more, it’s better to avoid Keshav Maharaj while making your fantasy teams.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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