South Africa will once again take on India in the second Test match of the three match series. This forthcoming clash between two nations will be hosted at the iconic Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, from January 3, Monday. This allows us to make some money from the very first day of this game and therefore I have brought along three of the best betting tips from the SA vs IND 2nd Test Day 1 head-to-head encounter.
Who would have thought, say about 10 years ago, that an Indian outfit will take all 20 South African wickets at Supersport Park in Centurion to register a Test win! The journey towards conquering the final frontier has begun. After registering series wins in Australia and England, Virat Kohli and his blokes are raring to clinch a series win in South Africa, that too for the first time ever. The fortress for the Proteas that was Centurion, has been breached as India have thrashed South Africa by 113 runs in the first of the three Test matches. KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami and Mohammad Siraj starred as India took 1-0 lead in this Test series. South Africa tried their best but they were not good enough to handle this red-hot Indian Test side. While we wait for the second Test match to begin in the new year, let me take you guys through the best of the betting tips from the SA vs IND 2nd Test Day 1 head-to-head clash.
The bookmakers are yet to offer any sort of markets for the second Test match of this series. However, I have a feeling that the aggregators are going to provide very decent odds for an Indian victory in the SA vs IND 2nd Test battle.
Did you know that India are the only side to have won the most number of Test matches in 2021? In case you did not, let me confirm the same as Virat Kohli and co. have won 8 of them this year. That’s how brilliant this Indian team has been in the longest format of the game. There’s one more interesting fact that will stun you - South Africa have never defeated India at The Wanderers in Johannesburg in Test cricket! The last time India and South Africa squared off at The Wanderers back in January 2018, the former won that Test match by 63 runs. In the last 11 head-to-head meetings between these two teams, India have managed to claim victories on a whopping 8 occasions, losing just two of them and drawing one. In fact, India have won the last five head-to-head Test matches against the Proteas and two of these wins came in South Africa itself. Pari Match is offering odds of 1.55 for an Indian victory in the SA vs IND 2nd Test match prediction.
Mayank Agarwal and Dean Elgar have been two of the most consistent batsmen for their respective teams in 2021. Therefore these two have made the cut to my list of betting tips from the SA vs IND 2nd Test clash.
In Rohit Sharma’s absence, Mayank Agarwal has stepped up to the plate and has scored some very important runs for India in this particular format of the game. The right-handed opening batsman from Karnataka has played 17 Test matches and has scored 1358 runs at an average of 46.82. Agarwal has an average of 55.47 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli in Tests. In four matches in the ongoing calendar year, the right hander has piled on 343 runs at an average of 44.12. He even has two 60-plus scores in his last three innings in Test cricket. In four matches against South Africa, Mayank has scored 404 runs at an incredible average of 67.33 including a two centuries and one fifty. In the ICC World Test Championship, the classy batter has been averaging 44.73 with the bat. Pari Match is offering odds of 1.87 for Mayank Agarwal to score over 26.5 runs in the SA vs IND 2nd Test match prediction.
The South African Test captain Dean Elgar is my last choice from the list of players who were available to be picked. I have picked him over other Proteas batsmen solely because he has had a better year than the rest. In 6 matches in the ongoing calendar year, Elgar has produced 442 runs from his willow at an average of 44.20. In 11 Test matches against India, the left-handed batsman has scored 654 runs at an average of 34.42. He has also played 40 Tests on his home soil and has amassed 2775 runs at a very decent average of 46.25. Elgar has an average of 45.65 in the second Test match of any series. In the ICC World Test Championship, Elgar has been averaging 42.20 with his bat. Pari Match is offering odds of 1.87 for Dean Elgar to score over 25.5 runs in the SA vs IND 2nd Test match prediction.
India to win - @ 1.55 (Pari Match)
Mayank Agarwal to score over 26.5 runs - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Dean Elgar to score over 25.5 runs for the Proteas - @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
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