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.
Both teams had played 18 matches so far bilaterally. India is slightly ahead in head-to-head encounters. India has won 10 matches while South Africa has 8.
The Rajkot’s pitch can help the betters. In the first match played here, India chased the target of 202 runs against Australia. In the second match, New Zealand scored 196 runs. Bangladesh had scored 153/6 in the third match, which was chased by the Indian team with 26 balls remaining
Summer is at its last in the middle west part of the country. The season of pre-monsoon has started in the many parts of Gujarat already. In such a situation, light rain may affect the match a little bit.
Wind- 10 km/h
Chances of rain- 13%
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.
With each match that I watch, my love for the game just increases. All I dream of is to join my passion for writing with that of the game and pen down the live-action.
As a person, I am a quick learner and work well in a team for that is what wins the series.