India may play three spinners in the 2nd T20 against South Africa to be played on Monday, Oct 5, 2015.
South Africa wins the toss and put India into bat first.
The pitch and the playing track were covered after continuous rain on Saturday and the weather is forecast for more rain on the match day. All the tickets for the match are sold out according to the stadium officials.
The Indian players need to pull up their socks to defeat the Proteas after the crushing defeat in the 1st T20 in which they allowed the visitors to chase a mammoth 200 runs.
India needs to ensure they win this one and level the series before they enter Kolkatta for the 3rd and final t20. Or else the one lakh odd fans at Kolkatta have to witness a dead rubber.
Venue: Barabati Stadium – Cuttack
Date: October 5, 2015
Time: 07:00 p.m. India time
Stadium capacity: 45000
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Fans in India can follow all the live action on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2 HD and DD National TV channels. Super Sports in Africa and PTV Sports in Pakistan will telecast the match live.
The playing XI as below:
South Africa: David Miller, Chris Morris, AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, Marchant de Lange, JP Duminy, Farhaan Behardien, Kyle Abbott, Eddie Leie and Imran Tahir.
India: Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu,Rohit Sharma, Axar Patel, Shikhar Dhawan, Mohit Sharma and Sreenath Aravind.