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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League TipsIndia vs South Africa on September 18, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs South Africa on September 18 Both India and South Africa were filled with disappointment in the first game of the three-match T20I series at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamshala. It rained throughout the day and didn’t stop fully even during match time. In the end, the contest at the picturesque venue had to be abandoned without the toss. The groundsmen tried their hearts out, but the downpour kept undoing their work. It’s time for the second T20I, which is scheduled to take place on September 18 at Mohali’s IS Bindra Stadium. For the time being, there is no forecast of rain and that should come as a sigh of relief for the players. Both teams will want to win the contest as a victory will help them take an unassailable lead. The Proteas didn’t have a great World Cup campaign, having bowed out before the semi-final. However, the visitors can take heart from the fact that they are yet to lose a T20I versus the Men in Blue in the latter’s backyard. But it’s also a fact that India have won both their games in the shortest format in Mohali in 2009 and 2016 respectively. Earlier, India whitewashed the West Indies in the Caribbean. The hosts have put forth more or less the same squad for the upcoming matches as well. Best economical pick– Navdeep Saini’s performance on the Caribbean tour was very promising. The 26-year-old picked up 5 wickets in 3 T20I matches, and got the Player of the Match award for taking a hat-trick in the first T20I.Investing in Saini seems sensible ahead of the T20I World Cup, as he can bowl consistently in the 140 kph region. Top captains & vice captains –With a new stand named after him in Delhi, Virat Kohli became the youngest ever player to have this recognition. Rightfully so, the Indian captain has been one of the most prolific run-getters for India in the last decade and is a player who is in terrific form coming into this series. It’s not even a year when Rassie van der Dussen made his international debut. In the short time, he has already become a crucial member of the Proteas. In seven T20Is, he has gotten 253 runs at an average of 36.14 and a strike-rate of 133.15. Time and again, he has shown that he isn’t someone to crumble under pressure. Smart pick –David Miller comes into his own in Mohali which is home ground in the IPL while playing for the Kings XI Punjab. He has scored 628 runs in 25 innings at an average of 41.87 and the strike-rate of 150.96 at the venue. Cautions Pick –The world seemed perfect for Shikhar Dhawan, when he got the World Cup century against Australia back in June. Ever since, he has strained to find his feet, especially after his injury. The southpaw could muster only 27 runs in three T20Is in the West Indies. He is approaching 34 and a few more poor knocks could well see him out of the setup with many youngsters waiting in the wings. My XI – Virat Kohli (Captain), Rassie van der Dussen (Vice-Captain), David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Navdeep Saini, Junior Dala, Krunal Pandya, , Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Rohit Sharma, George Linde
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CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs South Africa on September 15, CricBattle Daily Fantasy Cricket League Tips India vs South Africa on September 15 Team India will embark on its home season on Sunday with the commencement of the T20I series against South Africa. The visitors are playing their first series after the World Cup and the players have enjoyed a decent amount of rest. They are without their regular skipper Faf du Plessis for this series and Quinton de Kock will lead South Africa. This is also a chance for the Proteas to build towards the T20 World Cup next year. India, on the other hand, are coming off an impressive West Indies tour where they didn’t lose a game across the formats. Moreover, the selectors have gone with an almost the same squad thereby extending the rest for the likes of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal from the format. While the batting line-up is filled with the superstars, the bowlers are too inexperienced in the absence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah. Best economical pick– Navdeep Saini’s performance on the Caribbean tour was very promising. The 26-year-old picked up 5 wickets in 3 T20I matches, and got the Player of the Match award for taking a hat-trick in the first T20I.Investing in Saini seems sensible ahead of the T20I World Cup, as he can bowl consistently in the 140 kph region. Top captains & vice captains –Virat Kohli was the team's best batsman in the West Indies series and will look to carry on the same form in this series. With 106 runs in 3 matches, Virat Kohli had led his team from the front in the T20I series against West Indies. The right-handed batsman will once again look to dominate proceedings when he locks horns with Kagiso Rabada and co. The skipper, Quinton de Kock will have to lead his young unit from the front as he has a good record against India and he also has done well in the Indian Premier League.. The newly appointed captain would have a lot of expectations on his shoulders; he would be carrying a very heavy load for the Proteas in the aftermath of a disastrous World Cup. Smart pick –Kagiso Rabada was expected to deliver in the World Cup, however, he couldn’t live up to the expectations. The speedster started well against India and then his performances went down. He wasn’t running in and was far from his best. He was also accused of playing in the previous IPL. Nevertheless, bearing in mind the damage he can do, it’ll be foolish to write the pacer off. Cautions Pick –Hardik Pandya hasn’t played any cricket after the World Cup and it would understandable if the swashbuckler turns out to be a tad rusty. The Baroda all-rounder has grown into a powerful hitter and can ruffle a few feathers with the ball in hand as well. My XI – Virat Kohli (Captain), Quinton de Kock (Vice-Captain), Kagiso Rabada, Navdeep Saini, Junior Dala, Krunal Pandya, Rassie van der Dussen, Reeza Hendricks, Rohit Sharma, George Linde, David Miller
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Critical Updates
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    Analysis : Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who suffered a hamstring injury against Pakistan, will be sidelined for a maximum of three games in the ongoing World Cup.

  • Jason Roy

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    Analysis : Jason Roy has been a huge part of this contingent and it has been confirmed that he will miss the next few games. 

  • Mohammad Shahzad
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    Analysis : Afghanistan opener and wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad is out of the Cricket World Cup with a knee injury.
  • Lungi Ngidi
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    Analysis : Lungi Ngidi, who developed a hamstring injury in the game versus the Tigers and has been ruled out for 10 days.
  • Dale Steyn

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    Analysis : The Proteas will bring in Dale Steyn, who has recovered from a shoulder injury that he suffered during the 2019 edition of the IPL. The 35-year-old speedster will replace Lungi Ngidi, who developed a hamstring injury in the game versus the Tigers and has been ruled out for 10 days.