An ODI in India after ages.. Shikhar Dhawan is back leading a side with no regulars as the members in the World Cup Squad have all left for Australia. South Africa has a full-strength squad though, and it will be interesting to see how they approach the game. They could see it as a chance to give their World Cup squad some game time, while they also stand a strong chance of winning the series against a depleted Indian Team.
Played- 87 | India- 35| South Africa- 49 | No Result- 3
Date: 6th October 2022
Time: 1:30 PM IST
Rain is predicted through the day during the IND vs SA fixture.
With rain in the lead up to the game their could be some early dampness, leading to some swing. The outfield may also be slow and batting could be tough. Batting first is a better option.
Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi/ Ishan Kisham, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shahbaz Ahmed, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammad Siraj
Quinton De Kock, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markaram, Rilee Roussow, Tristin Stubbs, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious/Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi
A four ball duck in and then a seven ball duck leaves Temba Bavuma with very little to show. He is on a comeback, but the numbers have been very poor for a player who is already being questioned for being in the T20 side. He was recently snubbed from his own countries franchise league as well, and there are a lot of doubts over his abilities in T20 cricket. With one game left, Bavuma has a lot to prove.
Pant is likely to get a longer stint out in the middle. With Dinesh Karthik doing justice to his own role, Pant has to come out with something dramatic if he is too push for his presence in the side. He is a talented player for sure, but is still yet to crack the code in T20 Cricket.
India are playing with a really depleted side and will have a huge talent against them. For South Africa their is more at stake with ODI Super League Points at stake, and with a stronger line-up they should be favorites.