South African captain Keshav Maharaj won the toss and decided to bat first in the 2nd ODI of the ongoing Mastercard series at the JSCA stadium in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Shahbaz Ahmed, the Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder, made his debut for India at the JSCA today. His left-arm spin will be handy for India on the Jharkhand pitch which is known to be favourable to spinners.  

Washington Sundar, the new entrant in the squad in place of injured Deepak Chahar, also found a place in the starting evelen.

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This is a must-win game for the Men in Blue after they lost the first ODI game in the series by nine runs in Lucknow on Thursday, October 6. On the other hand, the Proteas are on the brink of a series win against India with one more match to go on October 11. 

Here’s a look at the squads of both teams ahead of the match.

India squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Sanju Samson (wk), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Rajat Patidar, Ishan Kishan, Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Rahul Tripathi, Mukesh Kumar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Ravi Bishnoi 

South Arica squad: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Heinrich Klaasen, Lungi Ngidi, Reeza Hendricks  

After Jasprit Bumrah, bowler Deepak Chahar was also announced injured on Saturday. 

South Africa is playing with batsman David Miller who played an excellent knock in the previous match. Miller’s daughter died of cancer according to a post by the cricketer on Instagram.  

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Jasprit Bumrah will also miss the upcoming T20 World Cup down under with a persistent knee injury.

A part of India’s squad is already in Australia to get acclimatised before the start of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. India will be captained by Rohit Sharma in the tournament.

India takes on Pakistan in their first World Cup fixture on Sunday, October 23.