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Predicted India Playing XI vs SA: Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Ruturaj Gaikwad for IND vs SA 2nd T20

Predicted India Playing XI vs SA: Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Ruturaj Gaikwad for IND vs SA 2nd T20

Selection headache continues for India Cricket Team, Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Ruturaj Gaikwad for for IND vs SA 2nd T20I

With an opportunity wasted due to wash out, India Cricket Team travels to Port Elizabeth for the IND vs SA 2nd T20. And with that, they carry the same selection headache. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad are in focus as only one can make it to the Playing XI with Shubman Gill guaranteed starter in India vs South Africa series.

While many would welcome such a problem of plenty, it is a difficult pick. Even though Ruturaj Gaikwad emerged as the top-scorer in the IND vs AUS series, Jaiswal set the pace with explosive batting in the powerplay. And that is what the India Cricket Team would be looking for to complement Shubman Gill.

Ruturaj Gaikwad is rather identical to Gill in terms of pacing their innings whereas Jaiswal is the catalyst. His explosive batting puts the opposition on the backfoot early on. And that is something India would want to bank on in the IND vs SA 2nd T20.

IND vs SA 2nd T20: What to expect?

With the washout in Durban, the India Cricket Team now has only five T20Is to go before the T20 World Cup 2024 in June. Even though captain Suryakumar Yadav has emphasised on importance of IPL 2024 in team selection, the youngsters can attract the nation’s attention with performance in international cricket.

In the grand scheme of things, time is running out for the Mne in Blue. Just 5 T20I matches remain before the T20 WC and with rain threat yet again looming large for the 2nd T20I, Team India should be praying to the rain gods to take a back seat.

  • Shubman Gill is back in the team and is likely to open the proceedings with young southpaw Yashavi Jaiswal.
  • Shreyas Iyer and Suryakumar Yadav retain their original spots at 3 and 4 respectively.
  • Rinku Singh riding high on the back of some stellar performances is the designated finisher of the team. Down the order, he will be joined by Jitesh Sharma who leads the keeper’s race against Ishan Kishan. Ravindra Jadeja will be the anchor at number 7.
  • There is yet another selection headache between Kuldeep Yadav vs Ravi Bishnoi with both spinners in super form.
  • Mohammed Siraj leads the pace attack with Arshdeep Singh and Mukesh Kumar.
India Playing XI: Selection headache continues for India Cricket Team, Yashasvi Jaiswal vs Ruturaj Gaikwad for for IND vs SA 2nd T20I

India Predicted Playing vs SA for 2nd T20I

1. Shubman Gill
2. Yashavi Jaiswal
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Suryakumar Yadav (C)
5. Rinku Singh
6. Jitesh Sharma (Wk)
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Ravi Bishnoi/Kuldeep Yadav
9. Mohammed Siraj
10. Arshdeep Singh
11. Mukesh Kumar

India’s squad for 3 T20Is: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar.

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