(Match Preview, Playing XI, H2H Record, Ground Stats, Weather Report, Pitch Report and Match Prediction)
Match Preview: (By-Anuj)
Hello and welcome to the preview & match prediction fourth match of the 5-match T20 series, which one will be played between India and South Africa in Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on 17th June.
After losing the first two matches, Team India, led by Rishabh Pant, made a comeback in the series by winning the third T20 played in Visakhapatnam. Team India trailing 1-2 in the series. Will enter the field with the intention of making a comeback.
India after losing the first two matches, they came back strongly in 3rd match, and defeated to Guest team by the margin of 48 runs. Still Team India is in danger of losing the series. Out of form skipper Rishabh Pant will need to play a good innings to avoid pressure in the middle overs in the fourth T20 match against South Africa on Friday. Apart from Pant’s poor form, in the 3rd match in Visakhapatnam, India registered a big victory by overcoming their mistakes. Now they need one more win to stay in this five match series so that the series is decided in the fifth match . However, seeing the way Team India has performed in the third T20, it seems that alarm bells have been rung for South Africa.
South Africa :
On the other hand, South Africa is leading by 2-1 of the 5 matches T-20 series against India, he would like to forget the previous defeat and return to the path of victory and seal the series. In last match African team didn’t look in to match from start and they lost the match on chasing the score of 179 runs by 48 runs. South African spinners Tabrez Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj proved to be very expensive in the third match. Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada did well but he could not get support from the other end and the fielding was also weak. Star batsman Quinton de Kock will be praying for a full recovery from a wrist injury.
India Probable XI: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c/wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal
South Africa Probable XI: Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Henrich Klassen (wk), Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi and Anrich Nortje.
Total Matches: 18
India Won: 10
South Africa Won: 8
According to weather experts, during the match time, The temperature will remain around 30°C with 62% humidity and 19 km/hr wind speed. Sky will be cloudy.
The pitch at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is a batting-friendly, and several high-scoring games have been witnessed on the ground. Skipper winning the toss might want to have a bowl first and chase down the total later on in the match. However, a score of above 180 can be defendable on the track.
SOUTH AFRICA WILL WIN 🇿🇦