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India vs South Africa 2019: 2nd Test, Pune – South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI  


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India vs South Africa 2019: 2nd Test, Pune – South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI; After facing a tough loss in Visakhapatnam, now, its time for the visitors to bounce back. The Faf du Plessis-led side would like to make the most of the opportunity and wants to stamp their authority when they take on India at Maharashtra Cricket Association, Pune.

South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI:

1. Aiden Markram:

He is their in-form batsman. Aiden Markram is heading into the game on the back of a stunning century in practice game but failed to repeat the same in Vizag. The flamboyant batsman is eager to deliver goods for the team and make things fall in place.

2. Dean Elgar:

Doesn’t matter what the conditions are, Dean Elgar always stands tall for his side. The flamboyant batsman already registered century in the series and would like to irritate the hosts at Pune as well. He also got the knack of picking wickets.

3. Zubayr Hamza:

This young South African batsman would get one more precious opportunity to showcase his talent for getting crucial knocks in tough situations. He can make use of this long format to a full extent if he gets going. Most probably he would get the nod ahead of Bruyn.

4. Temba Bavuma:

He is the vice-captain of the team and there will be a lot of pressure on the youngster during the course of the game. Bavuma has always been a fighter and would like to replicate the same against Indians as well. A crucial game of Bavuma.

5. Faf du Plessis:

As always, a lot will depend on his batting for South Africa. He is one of those few players, who can play innings for a long time. But, unfortunately, he couldn’t showcase his talent the other day but very poised to perform in the second innings.

6. Quinton de Kock:

This left-handed batsman is pretty much crucial for the proteas down the order as he is capable of making the things turn quickly in mean overs. He already scored a century but his wicket-keeping will be the focal point.

7. Senuran Muthuswamy:

He is always a good option for the team as he is a specialist in delivering the breakthroughs in tougher situations which would change the course of the match. Besides that, he is technically solid batsman down the order for South Africa.

8. Vernon Philander:

This experienced campaigner always plays a crucial role in the team and is majorly known for his sensational spells with both new and old ball. He always performs to his best irrespective of the opponent.

9. Keshav Maharaj:

It is always a decent option for proteas to have Keshav in the team as the Wicket offers a decent turn which was much helpful for a player of such kind. He can make use of the conditions much quickly and can trouble the batsmen with his sensible spell.

10. Lungi Ngidi:

This speedster is always a threatening point for the opponent and a lethal weapon for the proteas. He is a specialist in providing breakthroughs in the initial overs which will break the momentum of the opponent.

11. Kagiso Rabada:

On his day, he will just wrap things with ease for South Africa. This dynamic bowler is gently known as Pace specialist, he could be a vital bowler for the proteas with the new ball upfront. Besides that, he has good records against India.