India vs South Africa 2nd ODI – 15/3/2020

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March 15, 2020
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
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India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Preview – Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News and Predictions – 15/3/2020


Due to the ongoing threat of Coronavirus, this match has been cancelled, together with the rest of the ODI Series


The first ODI was washed out without a ball bowled and the rest of the series will take place behind closed doors due to the threat posed by the coronavirus. Despite the challenges of the last couple of days, India and South Africa remain on track for an interesting ODI series – and this shows in how the cricket predictions are poised.

There has been plenty of movement in the teams news, even before the series started, South Africa are looking to improve their recent ODI record against India, who in turn want to right the wrongs suffered during their 2015 ODI series loss to South Africa in India.

India vs South Africa 2nd ODI – Match Preview

Where: Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow

When: Sunday, 15 March 2020

Pitch conditions: This ground is very new to ODI cricket – and has only hosted three matches so far. All three were between Afghanistan and the West Indies last year. The Windies won two matches, batting second. The team who won the toss opted to bowl first on all three occasions. There was never a first-innings score of more than 260.

Weather conditions: The good news is that the rain that was around in Dharamsala will likely steer clear of Lucknow. There is a small chance of inclement weather, but probably not enough to wipe out the entire fixture. A high of 26 degrees Celsius and humidity level percentages in the late 60s are expected for Sunday.

Start Time: 13:30 (IST), 8:00 (GMT)

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India vs South Africa 2nd ODI – Latest Odds

Betway have India and South Africa priced at 1.36 and 3.20, respectively, in the latest ODI odds to win this match. You can also get India at 2.37 to win the toss and the match. South Africa are offered at long odds of 5.00 in the same toss-match market.

India vs South Africa 2nd ODI – Team News

All the team news that emerged before the start of the series applies for this second match, after the first one was not played. India have Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Hardik Pandya back from injury. Shubman Gill was also named in the squad. Rohit Sharma is not in the squad. Mohammed Shami was not picked, placing extra pressure on fellow seamer Bhuvneshwar to perform well in his comeback series.

South Africa will be without Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi. The fast bowler is injured and the spinner is on paternity leave. The uncapped George Linde has been selected and, if named in the XI, will get a chance to impress with his left-arm spin and lower-order hitting. Faf du Plessis has returned to the ODI squad, which sports a wealth of fresh talent in Kyle Verreyyne, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan and Jon-Jon Smuts.

India vs South Africa ODI Squads

India South Africa
Virat Kohli (captain) Quinton de Kock (captain)
Shikhar Dhawan Temba Bavuma
Shubman Gill Keshav Maharaj
Kuldeep Yadav George Linde
Navdeep Saini Anrich Nortje
Jasprit Bumrah Beuran Hendricks
Yuzvendra Chahal Lutho Sipamla
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Lungi Ngidi
Ravindra Jadeja Andile Phehlukwayo
Hardik Pandya Rassie van der Dussen
Rishabh Pant Jon-Jon Smuts
Shreyas Iyer David Miller
Manish Pandey Heinrich Klaasen
KL Rahul Kyle Verreynne
Prithvi Shaw Faf du Plessis
Janneman Malan

India vs South Africa 2nd ODI – Betting Tips and Prediction

Free betting tips about India winning this series three-nil went out the window when the rain had the first and final say in Dharamsala. South Africa still have a chance of obliging the cricket betting tips that have them as two-nil series winners, especially if they are victors in this Lucknow match. Let’s see which markets could be central to the outcome.

Four off the bat for the first ball of the match

We’ve seen this market for some Pakistan Super League matches, but not others. It’s back for this second ODI, with a four off the bat from the first ball of the match priced at 13.00 by Betway. If India bat first, this could be a particularly good bet. For short odds, a dot ball for the first ball of the match is priced at 1.30. A single is at 6.50.

Caught for the first method of dismissal

This category also has bowled at 4.50 and lbw at 6.50, as well as stumped 21.00. The latter will only possibly happen if either team open the bowling with a spinner. But caught at 1.44 is among the best cricket bets you can look for. We’ve seen it time and time again, when a batsman has an early go, only for the ball to fly straight into the hands of the fielder.

Best Bet: Four off the bat from the first ball of the match with Betway at 13.00

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❔ What was the result of the Dharamsala ODI?

The first ODI was washed out without a ball bowled. The officials, players and staff hung around in hope of a shortened match for several hours, but ultimately to no avail.

📌 Is this series still being played despite the coronavirus?

The series is going ahead, but the second ODI in Lucknow and the third at Eden Gardens in Kolkata will played behind closed doors as a preventative measure.

❔ Is Hardik Pandya playing again?

All-rounder Hardik Pandya is back in the Indian squad. He has not played international cricket since September 2019 after having back surgery.