Fantasy Cricket Betting Tips: India vs South Africa 2nd ODI Match, Feb 4, 2018

After losing the test series to the Proteas, the Men in Blue will be gearing to show their teeth during the six-match ODI series. The ODIs began on 1st February 2018, with the first game being played at Kingsmead in Durban. Of course, India does not have a good record in Kingsmead nor does it have a good record playing the Proteas on South African soil. Nonetheless, there is a lot at stake. If India win 4-2, they will take over the number one ranking from South Africa. However, South Africa needs a series draw to retain its position; and if the Proteas win 5-2, India will tumble to the third position, a fraction of a point behind England.

Based on this information, it is time to plan how you will bet on Fantasy Cricket for the 2nd ODI. It will be tough to choose the winning team, considering that AB de Villiers is out of the first three ODIs with an injured index finger. He sustained the injury during the final test match.

So, without much ado, here are some betting tips that will help you when you play Fantasy Cricket for the second ODI, South Africa vs India, on 4th February, 2018:

  • India’s top order is fantastic. Virat Kohli as the captain, Shikhar Dhawan and of course, the ever-reliable Rohit Sharma are performers and some of the best ODI players in the world.

  • With de Villiers out of the way with an injury, it will be Quinton de Kock who will make runs when the Indian bowlers bowl. De Kock always performs well when facing Indian bowlers. Their pace suits his playing style. As an opening batsman and wicket keeper, he will look forward to score runs from the very first ball.

  • When it comes to choosing the Indian playing XI, make sure you include a spinner. While the wicket at SuperSport Park, Centurion may not be ideal for Indian spin, Indian spinners have a tendency to frustrate South African players. Other than De Kock, the Proteas are not very comfortable playing spin. Your choice will be between Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal.

  • Remember, don’t just opt solely for the Indian or South African players. When playing Fantasy Cricket, you can improve your chances of winning when you select a few players from both teams. That is the way forward.

These are the betting tips that you should follow when betting on Fantasy Cricket for the 2nd ODI scheduled for 4 February 2018.

Below is the list of batsmen for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.

                                                                    PLAYERS TO WATCH – BATSMEN
                   India               India             South Africa           South Africa
RG Sharma V Kohli Q de Kock HM Amla
MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR MAT-RUNS-AVG-SR
10 – 672 – 74.66 – 109.98 7 – 463 – 66.14 – 94.48 10 – 567 – 63.00 – 88.45 9 – 517 – 64.62 -90.86

Below is the list of bowlers for this match who should be part of your fantasy cricket team.

                                                                     PLAYERS TO WATCH – BOWLERS
          India           India         South Africa         South Africa
JJ Bumrah YS Chahal K Rabada Imran Tahir
MAT-W-ECO-SR MAT-W-ECO-SR MAT-W-ECO-SR MAT-W-ECO-SR
9 – 15 – 4.92 – 33.6 9 – 13 – 5.17 – 35.0 10 – 13 – 4.88 – 40.8 8 – 11 – 4.85 – 36.0

You can also check details for last few India vs South Africa matches to get an idea which team would be the winner in this upcoming match.

           SERIES/TOURNAMENT       DATE      LAST FIVE MATCHES     WINNING TEAM
India tour of South Africa 2017/18 18-Mar-16 India Vs South Africa India
ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut) 28-Feb-10 India Vs South Africa India
South Africa tour of India 2015/16 26-Feb-10 India Vs South Africa South Africa
South Africa tour of India 2015/16 15-Feb-09 India Vs South Africa India
South Africa tour of India 2015/16 11-Dec-07 India Vs South Africa South Africa

Predicted Winner: Team India (IN)

Sarmad

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