South Africa is on tour of India where 3 T20s and 3 test matches are scheduled. The tour starts from September 15, 2019, to October 23, 2019. South African cricket team looks out of color since their world cup campaign while if we talk about the Indian team, they are in supreme form. They beat West Indies in West Indies which were rarely seen in the past by any team.
THE SECOND T20I IND vs SA
First T20 was abandoned with a ball bowled, while in the 2nd T20, Indian captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bowl first against Quinton de Kock army. South African cricket team scored 149 runs on the loss of 5 wickets in their 20 overs. On chasing a total of 149, Indian captain Virat Kohli led his team from the front, scoring 72 runs and India won the match quite comfortably by 7 wickets with an over to spare.
3rd T20 is scheduled on Sunday, September 22, 2019, which will be the decider and must-win for the de Kock to level the series while on the other hand, India will surely play for the win to win the series 2-0.
This is the first tour of the South African team after the retirement of Hashim Amla from international cricket and Dale Steyn from test cricket. South African board doesn’t consider dale Steyn for the Indian tour which was also troll by dale Steyn on twitter. Absence of Dale Steyn and Hashim Amla in the team have surely a great impact on the team performance because these 2 are the best in their respective departments. Their absence will surely affect the results of the series too.
3 match T20 series is the first series of Quinton de Kock as a captain of the South African T20 side. This will be a test for the captaincy of de Kock against an inform team India.
Faf du Plessis will lead the South African side in the test matches. This test series is the part of the world test championship and has so many importance for both teams from this aspect. Absence of Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn will surely be felt by South African against a top-class team which is in such a great form.
Both teams are in a transition phase. South Africa after Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn, trying to find out the replacement of these legends. This seems so hard to find the replacements of these sorts of legends of the game but they start to work on their new players to polish their skills and bring their talent out.
Indian team continuously doing experiments with their bowling and batting lineup. They gave chances to their youngsters, and we see it quite frequently after the world cup. They work on their new players to make them able to perform in the mega-events and become an asset for their team.
With the first T20I ending in Draw and Team India winning the second T20 easily by 7 wickets, India is favorite to win the T20I series against South Africa, SA will really have to come out strong if they want to challenge the strong Indian team in Subcontinent conditions.