India v South Africa 2nd T20i Odds: Cricket Betting Tips

By Matt Harris on September 16, 2019

Rain followed India around for much of their Caribbean Tour and the elements returned to wipe out Sunday’s first T20i. South Africa have arrived with a young team and were spared an initial test so we now move on to Chandigarh for Wednesday’s second game, and the 2nd T20i odds for India v South Africa.

The weather forecast for Wednesday is much improved, so we should get a full 40 overs in, but who will emerge with an opening victory?

What are the cricket odds for India v South Africa?

Despite not taking to the field on Sunday, South Africa’s win price has drifted for this game. At Dharamsala, you could have claimed Quinton De Kock’s men at around 2.50, but the tourists are now available at odds of 3.00 with Bet365 to win in Chandigarh. That figure leaves India as hot favourites at 1.40 and we expect the hosts to deliver on that price.

Nothing will have changed in three days, so our predictions are essentially the same. South Africa have arrived in India with a young side and one that has been struggling in the short forms of the game. With De Kock, Reeza Hendricks and David Miller, they have some power hitters than can take the match away from India, but they lack depth in their squad, so we will stay with the home team for this second fixture.

Match Odds Summary: India 1.40 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), South Africa 3.00 (Bet365)

What are the top batsman odds for India v South Africa?

There are some slight changes in the top batsman markets on both sides and we’ll start with India, where Virat Kohli is favourite at 3.25. Rohit Sharma follows at 3.75, while Shikhar Dhawan has shortened slightly to 4.25.

Hardik Pandya remains our option for a small outside Satta at 11.00, while other picks for India include KL Rahul at 4.50 with Bet365, plus Rishabh Pant at 5.00, Shreyas Iyer at 6.00 and Manish Pandey at 10.00.

In South Africa’s version of the top batsman market, Quinton De Kock remains the clear favourite at 3.50, while Reeza Hendricks and Rassie van der Dussen can both be claimed at odds of 4.50.

In the middle order, Temba Bavuma is at 6.00 and David Miller at 6.50, and your winner is likely to come from those five names. If, however, you want to look at a long outside bet, you may just want to consider Andile Phehlukwayo who is available at 17.00. Primarily a bowler, Phehlukwayo has made some useful runs in the death overs and may just convert if the top order collapse.

As for our own Satta, we see no reason to move away from Rohit Sharma. The opener found top form in those recent limited overs games with the West Indies and he tends to start a series in good touch. At a price of 3.75, Rohit also offers some decent value in a market with some short options on T20i odds for India v South Africa.

Top Batsman Odds Summary: India: Kohli 3.25, Sharma 3.75 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), Dhawan 4.25, Rahul 4.50, Pant 5.00, Iyer 6.00, Pandey 10.00, Hardik Pandya 11.00.

South Africa: De Kock 3.50, Reeza Hendricks 4.50, Van der Dussen 4.50, Bavuma 6.00, Miller 6.50, Phehlukwayo 17.00.

What are the most sixes odds for India v South Africa?

We looked at this market ahead of the first game and for Wednesday’s match, the outsiders offer even more value. South Africa had been available at 2.50 to record the most sixes on Sunday, but for Chandigarh, they have drifted to odds of 2.62.

To convert on that figure, the tourists will need De Kock, Miller, Reeza Hendricks and possibly Phehlukwayo to fire, but that is a strong price for a team that arguably has more power hitting than India’s cultured strokeplayers.

Most Sixes Odds Summary: India 1.75, South Africa 2.62 (Betway – Editor’s Pick), The Tie 7.50.