Updated January 3rd, 2024 at 13:57 IST

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Weather, Pitch Report, Dream11, Fantasy Tips and Predicted XI

In the 2-match series, Team India will play their 2nd test match against South Africa, who lead 1-0. Check out the Dream11, Weather, Pitch, and Fantasy Tips.

Aryan Suraj Chadha
Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli | Image:BCCI/X

It is anticipated that the upcoming second and final Test match between South Africa and India at Newlands Cricket Ground would be a difficult and pivotal match in the series. India will try to tie the series after South Africa leads 1-0. The match, which is scheduled for January 3–7, is expected to feature excellent cricket as both teams compete for a victory. The sophisticated setting of Newlands Cricket Ground and the challenging playing conditions will no doubt heighten the excitement for this eagerly awaited encounter.

3 things you need to know 

  • India lost the 1st test by an innings and 32 runs 
  • India won the ODI series against SA with a 2-1 lead
  • The T20I series between both teams ended in a draw

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Dream11

  • Wicketkeeper: KL Rahul
  • Batters: Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram
  • All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja , Marco Jansen
  • Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada, Nandre Burger, Mohammed Siraj

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Fantasy Tips

  • Dean Elgar or Virat Kohli could be made as the captain for today's match
  • Rohit Sharma or Aiden Markram could be made the vice-captain for today's match 

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Pitch Report

The pitch in Cape Town is excellent for fast bowlers. The bowlers are anticipated to dominate the contest. Batters must find a method to score runs, but pacers will hunt them down.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Weather Report

The weather in Capetown will be gloomy for the next five days, with temperatures ranging from 21 to 27°C. The weather will be generally cloudy, with a chance of passing showers on day four.

India vs South Africa 2nd Test: Predicted XI

India: Rohit Sharma (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar

South Africa: Dean Elgar (c), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Zubayr Hamza, Keegan Petersen, David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Nandre Burger


India vs South Africa 2nd Test: The Squad

India: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna


South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), David Bedingham, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, Kyle Verreynne


Published January 3rd, 2024 at 08:30 IST

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