IND vs SA, 2nd Test 2019 Match free betting tips, Prediction & Dream11 Team. Head to Head, & Playing 11 to bet with Betway, 10cric & Bet365.
India can seal series victory against South Africa in the second match of this three-test series, after a 203-run win in the first game.
Rohit Sharma, opening the batting in test matches for the first time, scored a century in each innings - including sharing a 317-run opening partnership with Mayank Agarwal (215) in the first test.
Dean Elgar and Quinton de Kock hit centuries in reply for South Africa, but Ravichandran Ashwin claimed seven first-innings wickets and Mohammed Shami took five in the second as India claimed a dominant win.
India will look to double their lead and maintain their unbeaten start to the ICC World Test Championship when they take on South Africa in Pune. The second match of their three-test series takes place at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium between October 10 and October 14.
India, who have won all three tests they have played under the umbrella of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, were in dominant form in the first test in Vishakhapatnam. Rohit Sharma hit a century in each innings, having opened the batting in the longest format for the first time, to help guide the hosts to victory.
South Africa were still in contention after the first innings, trailing by 71 at that point, but their bowlers were unable to make inroads as India set a big target and then ripped through the Proteas’ middle order in the second test. They have now lost three consecutive tests, having been beaten by Sri Lanka last time out too.
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IND vs SA Toss Prediction
India won the toss in the first match and elected to bat, and batting first will definitely be the order of the day in this game too.
IND vs SA Weather Report
As with the first test, there is a risk of rain for much of the first five days – though the forecast for scattered thunderstorms is more prominent this time out and there could be some heavy rainfall at times during next week.
IND vs SA Pitch Condition
Pune, one of India’s more recently built test grounds, has favoured the batsmen in its short history so far.
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India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
India opted for Wriddhiman Saha behind the stumps last time out and two spinners – Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Together with the decision to open with Rohit Sharma for the first time in tests, the Indian selectors were proved justified in their selections and it could be an unchanged team.
IND Key Players
Virat Kohli: Overshadowed by Sharma and Agarwal last time out, but there is no questioning the India captain’s capability in the middle order. He played his 80th test last time out, during which time he has scored 25 centuries and 22 half-centuries.
Rohit Sharma: Promoted to open the batting in test match cricket for the first time, the big-hitting opener repaid that faith with 176 in the first innings and 127 in the second – scoring at an excellent rate too.
Ravichandran Ashwin: After taking seven wickets in the first innings of the first test, the spinner became the joint-fastest bowler to reach 350 wickets in test match cricket – taking 66 tests to clock the milestone.
IND Team Form
India have won all three matches they have played in this inaugural World Test Championship, beating West Indies in both matches before IND vs SA 2019 series and opening this current engagement with a big win against South Africa.
Rohit Sharma (176) and Mayank Agarwal (215) set the tone when they shared a 317-run opening partnership in 82 overs and India did not look back. Ravichandran Ashwin took seven wickets to ensure India were ahead at halfway, and another Rohit Sharma century took the game away from the Proteas. Mohammed Shami then ripped through the South African batting as India claimed a 203-run victory. But for some late partnerships, it could have been even more dominant too.
South Africa may look to make changes for this second test after coming up short in the first match. Zubayr Hamza is pushing for a spot in the batting line-up, where he could replace Theunis de Bruyn, while Anrich Nortje is looking for his test match debut too. Bringing the latter in, as a third pace option, would alter the balance of the team, however.
SA Key Players
Faf du Plessis: A first innings 50 in the first test means the South Africa captain has scored 20 half-centuries and nine centuries in his 100 test match innings to date. He averages 42.74 in the longest format.
Quinton de Kock: The wicket-keeper-batsman scored his fifth test century in the first innings of the first test, having previously been in good form in the T20is and at the World Cup before that too.
Kagiso Rabada: Took just one wicket in the first test but his ICC world ranking (second) shows what he is capable of. He comes into this tour having enjoyed some stunning form on Indian wickets at the IPL earlier this year too.
SA Team Form
South Africa have now lost their last three consecutive test matches. Surprise defeats to Sri Lanka were followed by their heavy loss in the first game of this series. At the halfway point, there were not out of it – Dean Elgar’s 160 and Quinton de Kock’s 111 keeping the first-innings deficit to 71 after a poor start. When India raced to 323/4 in 67 overs, however, South Africa had no response. They were 70/8 in the second innings and eventually folded for 191 – a 203-run defeat.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Zubayr Hamza, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Dane Piedt, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Senuran Muthusamy, Vernon Philander
India vs South Africa Team Form in Last Five Matches
IND : W W W D W
SA : L L L W W
IND vs SA Head to Head
India’s dominant form in the first test helped them to their second consecutive test victory against South Africa but only their 12th in 37 previous meetings. The Proteas have 15 wins, while there have also been ten draws. The story of the first test centred on Mayank Agarwal’s double century and Rohit Sharma’s batting exploits in both innings, while Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami took the bowling plaudits in a dominant win.
IND vs SA Head to Head Stats
India vs South Africa Betting Odds
India remain big favourites for this second test after their dominant form in the first match.
IND Bet365 Odds
IND to Win the Match: India are 1.44 favourites with Bet365 to beat South Africa in the first test. Given their dominant form, the weather may be a bigger issue than the Proteas – the draw is 4.00.
IND Top Batsman: Virat Kohli remains India’s star batsman and the captain is 3.50 to be their top team batsman in the first innings with Bet365. Rohit Sharma took to opening the batting with some typically classy innings, meanwhile, and he is 4.00 to be India’s top first innings batsman with Bet365. After his double century in the first game, Mayank Agarwal can be backed at 5.00, while Cheteshwar Pujara is 4.50 and Ajinkya Rahane is 8.00.
IND Top Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin took seven wickets in the first innings of the first test and he is 3.00 to be India’s top bowler in the first innings of the second test with Bet365. Ravindra Jadeja can be backed at the same price on a pitch which is expected to give little to the pacemen. Nevertheless, Mohammed Shami is 5.00 with Bet365 and Ishant Sharma can be backed at 5.50.
SA Bet365 Odds
SA to Win the Match: South Africa are 9.00 outsiders to win the second test against India with Bet365.
SA Top Batsman: Dean Elgar top-scored for South Africa in the first innings of the first test and he can be backed at 4.50 to be the Proteas’ top first innings batsman again in this second test. Quinton de Kock also passed 100 in that innings, and is 6.50 to be South Africa’s top batsman with Bet365. Captain Faf du Plessis can be backed at 4.50, the same as Elgar, while Aiden Markram at the top of the order is 5.00. Could there be a debut for Zubayr Hamza? If so, he is 6.50.
SA Top Bowler: There was little for South Africa to celebrate on the bowling front in the first test, but Keshav Maharaj remains their favourite to be their top first innings bowler with Bet365. On a subcontinent wicket, the spinner is 3.50. Kagiso Rabada is 4.00, while Dane Piedt is 4.33 and Vernon Philander is 5.00.
IND Betway Odds
IND to Win the Match: After their dominant win in the first test, Betway are offering 1.44 on India winning the second test too.
IND Top Batsman: Mayank Agarwal was India’s top batsman in the first innings of the first test, hitting his maiden test century – which became his maiden test double-century. He is 4.75 to be their top first innings batsman with Betway. Three batsmen have shorter odds – Virat Kohli, at 3.25, Rohit Sharma, who can be backed at 4.00, and Cheteshwar Pujara at 4.50.
IND Top Bowler: Ravichandran Ashwin is just 2.40 with Betway to be India’s top first innings bowler after taking seven at the same stage of the first test. Ravindra Jadeja is 2.80, meanwhile. Mohammed Shami can be backed at 4.33 and Ishant Sharma is 5.50.
SA Betway Odds
SA to Win the Match: South Africa are even bigger outsiders with Betway, at 9.50 to win. The rain may be a factor though, and the draw is 3.60 as a result.
SA Top Batsman: Dean Elgar is 4.25 to be South Africa’s top batsman in the first innings with Betway, but opening partner Aiden Markram has been listed as favourite at 4.00. Faf du Plessis can be backed at 4.25, while in-form Quinton de Kock is 5.50.
SA Top Bowler: Keshav Maharaj is 2.80 favourite to be South Africa’s top bowler in the first innings with Betway. Kagiso Rabada is 3.50, meanwhile and Vernon Philander can be backed at 4.33. Dane Piedt is 5.00 and Senuran Muthusamy is 6.00 after making his test debut last time out.
India vs South Africa Prediction
India are in superb form and if anything stops them in this match it seems unlikely to be their own performance. Weather-permitting, they can make it two wins from two.
Back India to beat South Africa in the second test at 1.44 with both Bet365 and Betway.
Quinton de Kock scored a first innings century for South Africa in the first test and he is 9.5 credits. He is more prominent in the Proteas’ batting line-up than Wriddhiman Saha is for India, however. Neither Rishabh Pant nor Heinrich Klaasen played in the first test
The two respective captains, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis, are both expensive picks but both could be key batsmen in this test given their reputations. The men who starred with the bat in the first test are all excellent value, meanwhile, and can help to counteract that cost – Rohit Sharma hit a century in each innings and yet he is 8.5 credits, the same as opening partner Mayank Agarwal. Dean Elgar is nine credits for South Africa.
India’s spin attack of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are both excellent value for the hosts given their wickets in the first test and the likelihood of them playing a prominent role in the second test too. They cost 9.5 and nine credits respectively.
If you pick both Indian all-rounders, you will still need one more South African at this point. Kagiso Rabada is expensive at nine credits, considering he fell short in the first innings, but Keshav Maharaj is 8.5 credits and Dane Piedt – who batted well in the second innings – is eight credits. That leaves room for Mohammed Shami, after his excellent form continued with his second-innings five-fer last time out.
Pune is expected to be a batting wicket, so the batsmen should be the best place to look for captain and vice-captain. Rohit Sharma’s performance in the first test immediately brings him to mind and after two consecutive centuries it is hard to overlook him. Virat Kohli remains India’s star batsman, however – those two, in either order, could pay off.