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India's Tour Of South Africa 2023-24, IND Vs RSA 2nd T20I: Rain Threat Looms Large - Weather Forecast, Pitch Report

India will face South Africa in the 2nd T20I on Tuesday, December 12 2023, but the question remains as to - how will the weather hold up in Gqeberha

India vs South Africa: 1st T20I
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Indian cricket team's desire to start the process of finding an ideal combination for the T20 World Cup 2024 suffered a minor dent as their first match against South Africa was abandoned without a ball being bowled after persistent rain at Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday. In fact, even the toss did not take place. (1st T20I Highlights | Full Coverage | Cricket News)

Now, the 'Men in Blue' are left with just five T20Is – two more against the Proteas and three games against Afghanistan at home in January – ahead of next year’s showpiece in the West Indies and the USA. 

In that context, India would have liked to make a head start to their search for a perfect blend at Kingsmead but rain put paid to those hopes temporarily.

With the second T20I to be held at St George's Park in Gqeberha, will rain again play spoilsport or will we have clear weather?

As per AccWeather, there are chances of rain in the afternoon period at Gqeberha but it remains to be sunny with evenings going to be pretty much cooler.

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Weather update from Gqeberha Screenshot

Record
There have been total 8 T20 matches played at this ground with sides batting first winning four to go with sides bowling first.

Average first innings score is 130 whereas second innings score is 111.

Squads:

South Africa Squad: Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Tristan Stubbs, Aiden Markram(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Nandre Burger, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ottniel Baartman, Marco Jansen, Donovan Ferreira, Lizaad Williams

India Squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav(c), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma(w), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Kishan, Mukesh Kumar, Washington Sundar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Kuldeep Yadav

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