After losing the first two matches against South Africa, Team India came back strongly in the third T20 match played in Visakhapatnam and won by 48 runs. Now keeping the same momentum, Rishabh Pant’s army will go with the intention of leveling the series by winning the fourth match to be held in Rajkot. The match will start at 7:00 pm.
India has performed better in Power Play than Souter plays. South Africa has batted at a run rate of 7.11 in the power-play of the first three matches and has lost 6 wickets. India, on the other hand, batted at 8.33 runs/over and lost just one wicket.
India has to improve its middle over’s game. A special trend has been seen in this series. In the three matches so far, from the 11th to the 16th over, both India’s batting and bowling have proved to be weaker than South Africa’s. India has batted in these overs at a run rate of 7.72. At the same time, South Africa batted at a run rate of 11. South Africa lost just three wickets in these overs, while India lost 6 wickets.
India has played three T20 Internationals so far at the Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot. In this, the team won two matches and had to face defeat in one. In 2013, India defeated Australia by 6 wickets here. At the same time, in 2017 they had to face defeat against New Zealand by 40 runs. India played the last T20 International match here in 2019. Then Team India defeated Bangladesh by 8 wickets. South Africa has not played any match here so far.
In the list of batsmen who have scored the most runs in T20 International cricket in the year 2022, the top 3 places are occupied by the batsmen of associate countries Nepal, UAE, and Romania. West Indies’ Nicholas Pooran is at the forefront of the batsmen of the big teams. Pooran has scored 348 runs in 8 matches in 2022. After this comes the number of Ishaan Kishan of India. He has scored 340 runs in 8 matches. That is, Ishan Kishan will overtake Nicholas Pooran as soon as he scores 9 runs in the fourth T20.
Indian fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar can become the highest wicket-taker in T20 Internationals against South Africa in this match. Bhuvi has taken 14 wickets in 9 matches against this opponent. Only Dwayne Bravo of West Indies and Chris Jordan of England are ahead of him. Both of them have taken 15-15 wickets against South Africa. Bhuvneshwar needs two wickets to break his record.
Possible playing-11 of both the teams
India: Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (captain), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Yuzvendra Chahal
South Africa: Quinton de Kock/Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bauma (Captain), Rosie van der Dusen, David Miller, Henrik Klaasen, Dwayne Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Enrique Nortya and Tabrez Shamsi
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