India is playing this ODI series with a young and inexperienced team. The first match of this three matches series was rain-affected and was reduced to 40 overs per side. India gave the best fight to an experienced team in South Africa but they were nine runs short and lost the match. We think that things will remain the same in Ranchi.
India lost the first match but they got some positive points. Their bowlers were good at the difficult surfaces in the early overs but they leaked a lot of runs in the middle overs. Remember that they won the toss and decided to field first. They leaked 249 runs in 40 overs. Thakur was the most successful bowler with two wickets to his name in eight overs against 35 runs. Kuldeep Yadav was the other bowler who performed well with the ball and picked one wicket in eight overs while he was charged with 39 runs. Ravi Bishnoi also picked one wicket but he leaked a lot of runs. He was charged with 69 runs in eight overs. Avesh Khan and Mohammad Siraj were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket.
The batter of team India performed well overall but they failed to build any big partnerships. As a result, they were nine runs behind after 40 overs. They scored 240 runs. We are expecting a good batting surface in Ranchi and Indian batters like Sanju Samson, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, and Shreyas Iyer can bat well. Sanju Samson was the most successful and highest run-scorer in the previous match and remained not out after scoring 86 runs on 63 balls with the help of nine boundaries and three huge sixes. Shreyas Iyer also had an outstanding performance and scored fifty. He faced 37 balls and smashed eight boundaries during his inning. Shubman Gill, Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Ishan Kishan were not good in the first match.
South Africa Reviews
South Africa is filled with some powerful batters who are familiar with the conditions of India. The start of South Africa was slow but they put a handsome total on the board in 40 overs. Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller were outstanding in the first match. David Miller proved the highest run-scorer in the first match with 75 runs to his name in 63 balls with the help of five boundaries and three huge sixes. Heinrich Klaasen also put some big runs on the board. He scored 75 runs while he faced 65 balls and smashed six boundaries and two huge sixes. Both Heinrich Klaasen and David Miller remained not out till the 40th over.
Quinton de Kock is in good form these days and he was also good in the previous match where he scored 48 runs. Janneman Malan could manage to score 22 runs. Temba Bavuma is not in good form and we also saw this in the previous match where he managed to score just eight runs. Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada were good in the first match but Lungi Ngidi and Wayne Parnell were struggling. Lungi Ngidi was the most successful and highest wicket-taker from their side who picked three wickets in eight overs against 52 runs. Kagiso Rabada picked up two wickets in eight overs while he was charged with 36 runs. Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, and Tabraiz Shamsi picked one wicket each.
India ODI History and Stats
India had played a total of 1012 ODI matches with 529 wins to their name. They had lost 433 matches while their 41 matches ended with no result and nine matches were tied.
South Africa ODI History and Stats
South Africa had played 645 One Day Internationals. They had won 394 matches and lost 224 matches. Their 21 matches ended with no results and six matches were tied.
India vs South Africa ODI History and Stats
India played 88 matches against South Africa where they won 35 matches while South Africa won 50 matches. Three matches between these two teams ended with no result.
Favourite Team in Today’s Match Prediction
As per our cricket match prediction, India is the favourite team to win this match. The reasons why India is a favourite team in this match, are mentioned below:
India lost the first match but they are in good form.
India had picked fresh players for this series.
The key players of South Africa are back in good form.
The batting order of both teams is very strong and experienced.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Sides
India has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to South Africa, so the winning chances of India for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning the chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
India has a 60% chance to win this match.
South Africa has a 40% chance to win this match.