AUS Vs SA 2nd Test Preview: Can Proteas Square the Series?

AUS Vs SA 2nd Test Preview: Playing XI Of South Africa

Dean Elgar(c), Sarel Erwee/ Kyle Verreynne, Khaya Zondo, Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi.

The Proteas need their batters to fire in the second which will help them to level the three-match series of the red ball format.

They should include Klaasen in their playing XI, which could strengthen their batting for the second Test match. Klaasen can replace Sarel Erwee, who didn’t bat well in the first Test match.

Despite bowling decently in the opening encounter, South Africa couldn’t compete at Brisbane due to their poor batting show. The visitors, Proteas, scored just 152 runs in the first innings and managed just 99 runs in the second innings.

They need to grind themselves out against the bowlers of Australia who are currently in red-hot form.

Dean Elgar needs to step up. He can frustrate the Aussie bowlers at MCG. Elgar has done that in the past and thrived in challenging conditions.

He needs to lead his team from the front so that the series would be two all and South Africa can also maintain their record of not losing the series since 2008. The Proteas too would be hoping to end the 2022 year with a win.