The Live coverage of India vs South Africa 2nd Test from SuperSport Park, Centurion will begin at 13:30 Hrs IST. At stumps on Day 2, India was at 183 for 5 after dismissing South Africa for 335 runs. India currently trails by 152 runs with 8 wickets in hand. Virat Kohli is unbeaten on 85 and would be eyeing a century, which would also be the first of the series so far, taking both teams into account.
Earlier, after losing the first Test by a mere 72 runs in Cape Town, it’s a do-or-die situation for the Virat Kohli & Co in Centurion. If the Indians want to be alive in the series, they need to pull up their socks and win the 2nd Test. Just like the previous game, South Africa has decided to bat first after winning the toss.
After analysing the performance in the previous game, skipper Virat Kohli has made several changes in the squad. Wicket Wriddhiman Saha, who has been failing to score runs in the lower order, has been dropped for the match and Parthiv Patel has found the place in the playing XI.
In the opening slot, star opener Shikhar Dhawan has been replaced by KL Rahul for this game. Vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane misses the 2nd test too while in the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been replaced by Ishant Sharma.
On the other hand, the South African veteran speedster Dale Steyn has been replaced by debutant Lungisani Ngidi while rest of the squad remains the same.
Like the Capetown track, the conditions in Centurion are going to be similar, i.e, it will support the pacers yet again. The Indian batsmen need to perform accordingly in order to put a good score on the board and dominate against the Proteas.
India (From): Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Lokesh Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel
South Africa (From): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Andile Phehlukwayo, Duanne Olivier, Lungisani Ngidi