India Vs South Africa 2nd T20: The second match of the five-match T20 series between India and South Africa is to be played in Cuttack on Sunday. After facing defeat in the first match, Team India will try to make a comeback in the series. In this episode, captain Rishabh Pant will expect good performance from his bowlers.
<p style="text-align: justify;"After being suddenly given the responsibility of captaincy, Pant had to face defeat in the very first match. In the first T20, David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen chased down a tough target of 212 to give their team a 1-0 lead in the series.
<p style="text-align: justify;"The Indian Premier League was also not so good for Pant in which he could not take his franchise Delhi Capitals to the playoffs. The graph of Pant's claim being seen on the future white-ball captain suddenly came down after the IPL. Along with this, Hardik Pandya performed better under the captaincy and showed great performance under his leadership, giving Gujarat Titans the title in the debut season.
The challenge is being met by Pandya
<p style="text-align: justify;"The fast bowling all-rounder Pandya, who returned fully fit, impressed with his form along with his captaincy. In view of this, Pandya's name continues to rise as India's next white-ball captain while Pant will be reviewed again during his return.
It is too early to say anything about Pant’s captaincy but his expressions also did not look so impressive and he appeared under pressure in his captaincy debut. He also bowled short to IPL’s Purple Cap winner Yuzvendra Chahal while he is coming with 27 wickets for runners-up Rajasthan Royals. This leg-spinner bowled only two overs at Kotla.
As far as Pandya is concerned, he achieved historical success with Gujarat Titans. Pandya played the last match for India in the 2021 T20 World Cup in November last year, in which he scored an unbeaten 31 in 12 balls to cross 200 runs. But he was not able to impress in the bowling in which he conceded 18 runs in his only over.
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