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India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Betting Tips - South Africa backed for victory

South Africa's Klaasen arrives in incredible batting form
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South Africa won the ODI series 3-2 the last time they traveled to India (Getty Images)

India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Preview, Predictions & Betting Tips

India meet South Africa in the 2nd ODI in Hucknow after the 1st ODI washed out without a ball being bowled. The visitors are in superb form having won their last three ODI matches and are tipped to be victorious against India. South Africa's Heinrich Klaasen is backed to score 50+ runs.

Shikhar Dhawan has a fantastic record against South Africa and his return to India's side will give the hosts a boost..

India Form

India lost their last three ODIs against New Zealand and are under pressure on home soil. The 3rd ODI against New Zealand saw India score 296 runs with KL Rahul top scoring on 112 runs. The Black Caps however won comfortably by five wickets.

The 1st ODI against South Africa was unfortunately rained out so we are now down to a two-match series. 

Virat Kohli will want to get his team back to winning ways but they come up against a side full of confidence. The return of some stalwart performers should give the hosts hope.

The return of Shikhar Dhawan is a massive boost to India considering he averages almost 50 against South Africa in ODI cricket. This includes three 100+ scores and four 50+ scores in 18 matches.

India News

Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shikhar Dhawan return to the Indian squad after missing out of the New Zealand tour because of injury.

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Shikhar Dhawan averages close to 50 in ODIs against South Africa (Getty Images)

South Africa Form

South Africa beat Australia 3-0 in an ODI series just before leaving for India and have won six of their last seven ODIs in total.

The Proteas bowled first in the 3rd ODI against Australia in Potchefstroom and restricted the Aussies to 254 runs.  South Africa chased that total down to win by six wickets as Jon-Jon Smuts top scored with 83 runs.

Heinrich Klaasen scored his third successive score of 50+ runs as he ended unbeaten on 68 runs. He averaged 242 over the three matches against Australia and certainly deserves backing in the 2nd ODI against India.

The last time South Africa toured India they won the five match series 3-2 and will want a repeat this time around. Some experienced players return including Faf du Plessis which ensures there won’t be too many players who haven’t experienced these conditions before.

South Africa News

South Africa have lost Tabraiz Shamsi for the tour due to the birth of his child. Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma have returned to the South African squad to further bolster their credentials.

India vs South Africa Head to Head

South Africa have had the better of India but in recent times India have won seven of their last 8 ODIs. The last ODI between India and South Africa ended in a six wicket victory for India during the 2019 Cricket World Cup in Southampton.

India vs South Africa Betting Odds

India are comfortable favourites at 1.40 while South Africa is valued at 3.00 to win. Virat Kohli can be backed at 3.10 to be India's best batsman with Shikhar Dhawan at 4.50.

Quinton de Kock leads the best batsman market for South Africa at 3.60 followed by Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis and Janneman Malan all on 5.00. The in-form Heirich Klaasen is valued at 4.00 to score 50+ runs.

India vs South Africa Match Up

India will want their returning players in particular Shikhar Dhawan to find some early form. They will be key against an in-from South African batting and bowling line-up. More importantly, the true test will be India's spinners and whether South Africa can handle them.

The young batsmen in the South African line-up will have a key eye on senior players such as Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma to see how they deal with India's spin options.

Heinrich Klaasen
Heinrich Klaasen has scored 50+ runs in his last three ODI matches (Getty Images)

India vs South Africa Stats

  • India have lost their last 3 ODI matches.
  • India’s Shikhar Dhawan scored 74 & 96 runs in his last 2 ODI matches.
  • India’s Shikhar Dhawan averages 49.87 in ODI cricket against South Africa.
  • South Africa have won 6 of their last 7 completed ODI matches.
  • South Africa won their last ODI series in India 3-2 (2015).
  • South Africa’s Heinrich Klaasen has averaged 242 over his last 3 ODI matches.

*This match has been postponed.

India vs South Africa FAQ

Where can you watch India vs South Africa live stream online?

You can check out our live streaming calendar for the India vs South Africa live stream online.

Where is the India vs South Africa 2nd ODI being played?

The India vs South Africa 2nd ODI is being played in Hucknow, India.

When is the India vs South Africa 2nd ODI being played?

The India vs South Africa 2nd ODI is being played on Sunday 15 March 2020 at 08:00 GMT.

What is India's recent ODI form?

India lost their last three ODI matches on a recent tour to New Zealand.

What is South Africa's recent ODI form?

South Africa beat Australia 3-0 in a recent ODI series in South Africa.

What is India vs South Africa head to head?

South Africa have won 46 and India 35 of their 84 ODI matches. India have however won seven of their last eight ODI matches against South Africa.

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