Ind vs SA Prediction: A win at Vizag helps India stay alive in the series. They finally showed up with both bat and ball and outplayed South Africa in both aspects to find their first win in this series. Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal found their rhythm with the ball, and that should help make India’s bowling attack look a little better, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar already doing well.
For South Africa, fielding was a major issue in the first game. They did well to pull India back after India’s powerplay onslaught. Towards the end though, South Africa failed to hold on to their catches, allowing India to crawl back into the game. With the bat too, South Africa struggled to tackle the likes of Chahal, which affected their chase.
Match: India vs South Africa
Date: 17th June 2022
Time: 7:00 PM IST
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
There has been raining surrounding the match, but the forecast for the game is clear. There is very little chance of rain and the India vs South Africa game should be played without any interruptions.
The Rajkot surface is likely to be fresh and flat, leading to some easy runs. With big boundaries though, spinners may have some chances of being involved in the game. Batting second will be a better option.
Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda/Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (capt, wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal
Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi/Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
Both sides are expected to remain unchanged, unless De Kock is fit to play.
Chahal struggled to find his touch in the first two games but finally made an impact in the third. With large boundaries in Rajkot, Chahal’s flight will be a huge weapon. If he manages to tempt batters, he will be a huge threat and a contender for the most wickets in the match.
South Africa will be desperate for some more contributions from their captain. Opening the batting, Temba Bavuma hasn’t done too much this series. He is still not the most confident T20I batter and will have to do a lot to prove that he belongs in the shorter format.
Although India won the previous game, consistency remains a question. South Africa has been the more consistent side, and their balance should give them the edge.