SA vs IND Dream11 Prediction 2nd Test, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Predicted Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates

Get ready for a cricketing spectacle at Newlands, Cape Town, where South Africa and India are set to engage in the 2nd Test match of the India tour of South Africa 2023-2024. With South Africa holding a commanding 1-0 lead in the series following a comprehensive victory by an innings and 32 runs in the 1st Test, the stage is set for an intense battle.

FixtureSouth Africa vs India
Match Type2nd Test
TournamentIndia tour of South Africa
Date & Time3 Jan 2024, Wed, 1:30 PM IST
VenueNewlands, Cape Town
Broadcasting NetworkStar Sports Network
Streaming PlatformDisney+ Hotstar
StadiumNewlands, Cape Town
Humidity28% (Humidity)

Recap of the 1st Test

In the previous encounter, India faced an early top-order collapse but showcased resilience, with KL Rahul leading the charge alongside partnerships from Virat Kohli and Shreyas Iyer. South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada and Nandre Burger made crucial breakthroughs. South Africa’s reply was dominant, with Dean Elgar’s near double century and Marco Jansen’s all-round brilliance propelling them to a formidable total. Despite a valiant effort from Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj, India faced a massive collapse in the second innings, resulting in South Africa’s victory.

Injury and Availability News

Temba Bavuma and Gerald Coetzee are ruled out due to injury. Zubayr Hamza and Lungi Ngidi will replace them.

Pitch Report

The pitch at Newlands is expected to favor pacers, providing favorable conditions for bowling while presenting a challenge for batters. Chasing might be advantageous considering the pitch’s bowling-friendly nature.

Probable Playing XI

PositionSouth Africa Playing XIIndia Playing XI
1AK MarkramYashasvi Jaiswal
2D Elgar (C)Rohit Sharma (C)
3T de ZorziShubman Gill
4Zubayr HamzaVirat Kohli
5KD PetersenS Iyer
6DG BedinghamKL Rahul (wk)
7K Verreynne (wk)Ravichandran Ashwin
8M JansenShardul Thakur
9N BurgerMohammed Siraj
10L NgidiJJ Bumrah
11K RabadaPrasidh Krishna

Player Picks


  • Dean Elgar (SA | BAT)
  • Elgar’s monumental 185-run innings in the 1st Test played a defining role, anchoring the South African innings with grit and determination.
  • Marco Jansen (SA | ALL)
  • A valuable all-rounder, Jansen contributed substantially with 84 runs and four pivotal wickets, showcasing his dual impact.
  • KL Rahul (IND | BAT)
  • Displaying remarkable form, Rahul’s century (105 runs) was a testament to his skill and ability to anchor the innings.

Top Picks

  • Virat Kohli (IND | BAT)
  • Kohli’s determination was evident, and his 114 runs were instrumental in India’s fightback, displaying resilience at the crease.
  • Jasprit Bumrah (IND | BOWL)
  • Bumrah’s four-wicket haul highlighted his prowess in picking up crucial breakthroughs, showcasing his ability to dismantle the opposition’s batting order.
  • Kagiso Rabada (SA | BOWL)
  • A lethal force with the ball, Rabada’s seven-wicket haul in the previous match showcased his ability to dismantle the opposition’s batting lineup.

Budget Picks

  • Nandre Burger (SA | BOWL)
  • With seven crucial wickets, Burger’s left-arm pace added variety to the attack, consistently troubling the Indian batters.
  • Mohammed Siraj (IND | BOWL)
  • Siraj’s two wickets were pivotal in troubling the South African batters, indicating his capability to strike at key moments.
  • David Bedingham (SA | BAT)
  • His composed 56 runs provided stability in the middle order, showcasing his ability to steady the innings.

Avoid Having in Your Team

Shardul Thakur (IND | BOWL)

  • His unimpressive bowling performance in the last match makes him a candidate to avoid in your fantasy team.

Keegan Petersen (SA | BAT)

  • Petersen’s batting performance in the last match was unimpressive, making him a potential exclusion from your fantasy team.

Fantasy Cricket Prediction


Wicket Keeper: KL Rahul
Batters: Shreyas Iyer, Dean Elgar, Virat Kohli
All Rounders: Marco Jansen, Ravichandran Ashwin
Bowlers: Nandre Burger, Mohammed Siraj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Jasprit Bumrah

Mega League

Wicket Keeper: KL Rahul
Batters: Aiden Markram, David Bedingham, Rohit Sharma, Dean Elgar, Virat Kohli
All Rounder: Marco Jansen
Bowlers: Nandre Burger, Mohammed Siraj, Kagiso Rabada, Jasprit Bumrah

As the teams gear up for the 2nd Test at Newlands, fantasy cricket enthusiasts can strategize their team selections based on player performances and pitch conditions, adding an extra layer of excitement to the thrilling contest between South Africa and India.

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