IND vs SA, 2nd T20I: Quinton de Kock out; unchanging india talk

South Africa won the toss once again and decided to bowl India In the second T20I of the five-match series being played in Cuttack. While India made no changes, South Africa made a pair. Quinton de Kock is out with a hamstring injury, with Tristian Stubbs also sitting on the bench.

India: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Ishan Kishan, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Dinesh Karthik, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Harshal Patel, 9 Avesh Khan, 10 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal .

South Africa: 1 Reeza Hendrix, 2 Temba Bavuma (c), 3 Rassi van der Dussen, 4 David Miller, 5 Henrik Klaasen (wk), 6 Dwayne Pretorius, 7 Wayne Parnell, 8 Kagiso Rabada, 9 Keshav Maharaj, 10 Anrich Nortje , 11 Tabriz Shamsi.

“Not sure how the wicket is going to play out, but looking at the last game where the wicket got a lot better as the game went on, we like to chase,” Bavuma said.

Meanwhile, India remained unchanged. Pant says, “We didn’t do anything wrong in the last match. “We just need to improve the execution.”

Accidental captain Rishabh Pant will be hoping for a better performance from India’s bowlers as he makes a comeback against South Africa in the second T20I of the five-match series here on Sunday.

Leading India for the first time, Pant had to swallow a bitter bullet when David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen scored 212 runs in an extreme absence to go up 1-0 in the series.
The southpaw also had a forgettable Indian Premier League where it failed to take Delhi Capitals to the playoffs.

The stakes of Pant, to be seen as the white-ball captain in the future, have suddenly come down after the IPL and it has happened with the revival of Hardik Pandya.

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