The weather forecast is set to be clear for this match which is great news. There is only a 5% chance of rain but that should not bother the officials and the groundsmen. The temperature is expected to hover around 28-30 Degrees Celsius during the match.
The Mohali surface has something in it for the pacers always and has got some bounce as well. The pitch is good for strokeplay as well and the average first innings score of 184 in four T20Is proves it. With the dew expected to play its part, the teams are likely to bowl first after winning the toss.
Average first innings score:184 (Four T20 Internationals at the venue)
Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (C & WK), Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, George Linde/Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Tabraiz Shamsi, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje.
Bench –Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde/Dwaine Pretorius, Junior Dala/Anrich Nortje.
David Miller comes into his own in Mohali which is home ground in the IPL while playing for the Kings XI Punjab. He has scored 628 runs in 25 innings at an average of 41.87 and the strike-rate of 150.96 at the venue.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli no doubt hold key to India’s line-up and their tally of 4791 T20I runs together proves it.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captaincy Options:Hardik Pandya, Virat Kohli, Quinton de Kock
Vice-Captaincy Options:Andile Phehlukwayo, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper –Quinton de Kock
Batsmen –Virat Kohli (VC), Rohit Sharma, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller
Bowlers – Washington Sundar, Navdeep Saini, Anrich Nortje.
India (From): Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Krunal Pandya, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Rahul Chahar, K Khaleel Ahmed
South Africa (From): Quinton de Kock(w/c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde
15 September–India vs South Africa 1st T20I at 7PM in Dharamsala
18 September– India vs South Africa 2nd T20I at 7PM in Mohali
22 September– India vs South Africa 3rd T20I at 7PM in Bengaluru
2-6 October– India vs South Africa 1st Test at 9.30 AM in Visakhapatnam
10-14 October– India vs South Africa 2nd Test at 9.30 AM in Pune
19-23 October– India vs South Africa 3rd Test at 9.30 AM in Ranchi.