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South Africa is all set to tour India for a 5 match T20 series. The series will start on 9th June 2022 and end on 19th June 2022. The five matches will be played across 5 venues starting with Delhi hosting the first match and the last match of the series will be played in Bangalore. India has rested a few of the key players for the series which includes the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah.
KL Rahul will lead the side in the absence of Rahul Sharma, with Rishab Pant as his deputy for the series. Hardik Pandya has made his comeback for the Indian side. Temba Bavuma will lead the South African side for the series. The last T20 series was played between the 2 sides in the 2019-2020 season which was drawn 1-1 as the first match of the series was abandoned.
|Jun 09, Thu||India vs South Africa, 1st T20I Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi||7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jun 12, Sun||India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I Barabati Stadium, Cuttack||7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jun 14, Tue||India vs South Africa, 3rd T20I Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam||7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jun 17, Fri||India vs South Africa, 4th T20I Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot||7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
|Jun 19, Sun||India vs South Africa, 5th T20I M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru||7:00 PM IST, 01:30 PM GMT, 07:00 PM LOCAL||-|
India will play South Africa for the 5-match T20 series at home. This is the 7th T20 series between the teams. India has won 3 bilateral series whereas south Africa came out victorious on two occasions. One series between the sides ended in a stalemate.
The Indian side is led by KL Rahul. KL Rahul has been in good form of the late and has been the mainstay of the Indian batting line-up for some while now in shorter formats of the game. Hardik Pandya was also part of the last T20 series India played against South Africa. Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik have got their maiden call for the national side after giving impressive performances in IPL 2022.
Temba Bavuma is leading the South African team for the T20 series. South Africa has assembled a very good squad this time. Most of their players are in form and have been scoring a lot of runs including Quinton De Kock and David Miller. Kagiso Rabada was also in good wicket-taking form recently and the return of Anrich Nortje has strengthened the squad. Quinton de Kock was the player of the series when the teams met for a bilateral T20 series last time in 2019-2020.
KL Rahul (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vc, wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier.
KL Rahul, the captain of team India is one of the best short format batsmen in the world. He will be the key player if India wants to have any chance at winning the series. He has scored 1831 runs at an average of 40.69 and an impressive strike rate of 142.49. He already has 2 hundred in T20s.
Hardik Pandya is making a comeback to the national side after being sidelined because of an injury. He has been bowling and batting brilliantly at the moment. He has scored his T20 international runs at the strike rate of 146.9, which is very good as he plays as a finisher in the national team. He also has taken 42 wickets for team India at an average of 27.4.
He is a witty operator with the ball and will play an important role in this T20 series. He will be confident after performing well in IPL 2022 and winning the purple cap with the most wickets in the season to his name. He has 68 wickets in 54 matches with the best bowling performance of 6/25.
The South African wicketkeeper batsman is one of the best short format players. He has scored 137 runs against India in 3 matches that he has played at a strike rate of 147.31. Overall he averages 33.83 in T20 cricket and has scored 11 fifty plus scores in his international T20 career.
David Miller has been part of the South African national team for a long time. He has been playing the role of finisher for his national team and has scored some good knocks for his team. This time he is in form of his life and can make life difficult for the Indian bowlers. He has scored 1786 runs for his national team and has returned not out 27 times. He has the highest score of 101 not out in this format.
Kagiso Rabada has always been the best in the business when it comes to fast bowling. He has the knack of picking the wickets at the crucial juncture of the game. He can be a powerplay enforcer or can stall the progress of opposition at death overs by picking up regular wickets. He has taken 49 wickets in 40 matches with the best of 3/20 in an innings.
This will be an exciting series and will be highly competitive. All the key players are in good form so we expect an even contest from both sides. If we go by stats India is a clear favorite as they have an advantage of 3 matches over their opponents. India has won 9 matches and South Africa has won 6 matches out of 15 matches played between the teams.
Considering the home advantage, we predict India to win the T20 series by the margin of 3-2.