India A will take on South Africa A for the second unofficial Test in Mysore which will also be the final Test of the campaign.
India A triumphed in the first Test by beating the South Africans with seven wickets to spare.
Jalaj Saxena’s all-round effort with bat and ball earned him the player of the match award, while Shardul Thakur, Shabaz Nadeem, and Krishnappa Gowtham impressed with the ball in hand as well. For South Africa A it was the pace duo and Lungi Ngidi and the young Dane Piedt who stood out.
Date- September 17, 2019
Time- 9:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadiyar Ground, Mysore
The wicket will be in favour of the pacers in the early half of the Test, but will gradually have enough cracks to assist the spinners from both camps. With persistent rain in Mysore, there is a possibility of the match ending in a draw due to limited on-field action.
Wriddhiman Saha(C), Priyank Panchal, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Shubman Gill, Anmolpreet Singh, Karun Nair, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jalaj Saxena, Vijay Shankar, Shivam Dube, Kuldeep Yadav, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav, Mohd Siraj and Avesh Khan.
South Africa A:
Aiden Markram(C), Pieter Malan, Edward Moore, Zubayr Hamza, Khaya Zondo, George Linde, Theunis de Bruyn, Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jensen, Heinrich Klassen, Senuran Muthusamy, Dane Piedt, Lutho Sipamla and Lungi Ngidi.
India A Team news:
With Wridhiman Saha leading the side, Abhimanyu Mithun and Priyank Panchal will be expected to open the innings.
Star-man Shubman Gill will be pushed to number three, while Karun Nair, Anmolpreet Singh will be available in the middle order.
Shivam Dube who looked promising in the ODI series versus South Africa A might get another go while Siraj and Krishnappa Gowtham did enough to retain their spots. Umesh Yadav might be included this time around in place of Shardul Thakur.
South Africa A Team News:
With Khaya Zondo scoring a total of 16 runs in both innings, there is a possibility of him sitting out in place of Edward Moore who could bat alongside Aiden Markram to open the innings.
Pieter Malan and Zubayr Hamza can be expected to be a part of the middle order.
Henrich Klassen will have another opportunity to display why he could be considered as South Africa’s precise wicket keeper batsman.
Lungi Ngidi, Dane Piedt and Lutho Sipamla will be expected to carry on their accuracy and pace in the second game.
India A vs South Africa A Predicted 11:
India A | Predicted 11: Panchal, Easwaran, Gill, Anmolpreet, Nair, Dube, Saha (C & WK), Gowtham, Nadeem, Siraj, Umesh
South Africa A | Predicted 11: Moore, Markram(C), Hamza, Malan, Klaasen (WK), Mulder, Muthuswamy, Piedt, Ngidi, Jansen, Sipamla
Players to watch out for:
Shubman Gill’s 90 in the first innings against a quality pace unit while opening for his side once again proved why he’s one of the most talked-about youngsters in the cricket arena. His average of 46.15 in List A cricket with 10 fifties, and five centuries makes him a hot prospect.
For South Africa A one has to back Lungi Ngidi to take on the responsibility of taking a majority of the wickets considering the experience he now has. In the previous Test versus India A Ngidi impressed quite a few by scalping five wickets in both innings combined.
PWA Mulder’s 46 in the second innings of the first Test ensured that the all-rounder has it in him to get runs on the board late down the order while also having the knack of bowling a few overs and getting crucial wickets in the process.
Though Kirshnappa Gowtham looked a little rusty in the previous Test, he did manage to pick four wickets, and there is a chance of him growing more into the second Test as South Africa always tends to have problems with spin
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