Krunal Pandya bowled just one over in Mohali and could make way for Rahul Chahar if India want to give the youngster a chance.
India (probable): 1 Rohit Sharma, 2 Shikhar Dhawan, 3 Virat Kohli (capt), 4 Shreyas Iyer, 5 Rishabh Pant (wk), 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya/Rahul Chahar, 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Washington Sundar, 10 Deepak Chahar, 11 Navdeep Saini
South Africa too didn’t give away much about their XI on the eve of the match, but they could possibly look at bringing in Junior Dala, who, like Hendricks, has been in India for a while.
South Africa (probable): 1 Quinton de Kock (capt & wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Rassie van der Dussen, 4 Temba Bavuma, 5 David Miller, 6 Andile Phehlukwayo, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 Bjorn Fortuin, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Junior Dala, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
There’s generally good bounce and carry in Bengaluru, which makes it easier for batsmen to hit through the line because the ball doesn’t move around much. The average first-innings score here in the IPL this year was 180. Smaller boundaries mean spinners will face quite a challenge. Should they need tips, Yuzvendra Chahal, not part of the squad, would be the man to call as he has made a career out of bowling here for Royal Challengers Bangalore.