India vs South Africa 2nd T20 Live updates: India vs South Africa 2nd T20 International match of the five-match T20 International series will be played today at 7 PM IST at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. After a devastating loss in the series opener, fans have been guessing whether India will make changes in their playing XI from last match or not.
Team India might hardly make any changes in their playing XI. Rishabh Pant & Co. looked in good rhythm in the series opener. The only big setback for them was their bowlers getting thrashed for big runs. Still, it seems that newly-appointed skipper Rishabh Pant and the team management would refrain from making changes. If the Indian bowling attack fails again in this match, then it is highly likely that India might make changes in their next match. Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik may get a chance in the playing XI, but they will be benched in today’s match most probably.
On the other hand, South Africa, who won the series opener in grand style, might make a change in their playing XI from last match. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi may get a chance in place of Keshav Maharaj. Aidan Markram tested Covid positive before the first match. In such a situation, it is not possible for them to get a chance for now. Markram may be fit before the third T20 International. There seems to be room for a change in the visiting team.
IND vs SA | Squads
India: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks