2nd T20I: India Win Toss, Opt to Bowl vs South Africa in Mohali
India won the toss and elected to bowl against South Africa in the second T20I international in Mohali on Wednesday, 18 September.
“The surface is a bit dry. Any kind of dew in the second half on this ground, it's very difficult to defend. It's a great chasing ground and hence we're fielding first,” skipper Virat Kohli explained his decision to bowl first.
The first T20I of the three-match series was abandoned due to rain even without the toss taking place in Dharamshala on Sunday, 15 September.
On the other hand, a young Proteas side led by Quinton de Kock, will look to leave behind their dismal performance in England in the World Cup and will look to come up with a new hope.
“Whatever we’ve learnt in the past years, we are just making sure that the youngsters are learning from us,” said Kock.
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c), Rassie van der Dussen (vc), Temba Bavuma, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi.
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