Host India will be determined to put in a clinical performance when they will face new-look South Africa in the second-T20I of the three-match series in Mohali on Wednesday.
While opening T20I game was abandoned due to heavy showers, home side will be looking to draw first blood in this series.Therefore, Kohli and co. will feel fairly confident going in to the Wednesday’s encounter.
In the batting department, home side will be depending on the likes of opening batsman Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, who have been in excellent form with the bat and the team management will be hopeful that they can continue their good run in this T20I series.
Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul will under the spotlight after failing to get any runs in the previous T20I series played against West Indies.
In the fast-bowling department, the team will be depending on the pace duo of Deepak Chahar and Navdeep Saini to provide breakthroughs, whereas in the spin department, the focus will be on likes of Krunal Pandya and Ravendra Jadeja to dry up the runs in the middle phase of the innings.
Virat Kohli-led unit will face South Africa in second of three-T20I series at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali Wednesday
South Africa have announced a new-look squad for the three-match T20I series against India. In absence of Faf du Plessis, the focus will be on stand-in captain Quinton de Kock to lead from the front. Experienced players like David Miller and Reeza Hendricks have shown decent form with the bat in the T20 format this season.
In the middle-order, the likes of Rassie van der Dussen and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo will need to produce notable scores to make sure South Africa can post competitive totals on the board
In the fast-bowling department, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje is expected to take new-ball for South Africa. Left-arm chinaman Tabraiz Shamsi will be slotted into the playing XI for this game.
The pitch is expected to provide an interesting contest between bat and ball, whereas the weather is expected to perfect for the game.