Team India will face South Africa in the 4th T20I match on Friday, June 17 at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
After losing two consecutive matches the home side finally grabs their first win in the third T20I and will be looking to keep the momentum going. However, for the visitors, it’s just one win away to clinch the T20I series and they need a comeback here on Friday.
India vs South Africa: 4th T20I Match Preview
Match: India vs South Africa – 4th T20I
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
Date & Time: 17th June 2022 at 7 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar.
Pitch Report: India vs South Africa: 4th T20I Preview
It is a batting-friendly surface, and the average 1st innings score is 183, and the bowlers have a tough task on their heads. Out of three T20Is, two have been won by the team chasing down the score.
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Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 5 (in India)
Won by South Africa: 4
Won by India: 3
Aiden Markram will miss the last two T20I games as he is still recovering from Covid and is in isolation. Meanwhile, Quinton de Kock is also uncertain in the last two games.
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Team News: 4th T20I
After two back-to-back defeats team, India finally get back into their winning momentum in the last game against SA. Now, Pant and his men will be looking to keep the momentum going till the end of the series. India is trailing by 1-2 in the series and needed two victories next to grab the trophy. Although, it will be a tough job for the side as the Proteas will not get them going from here onwards.
Ishan Kishan is in fine form since the start of the series as he scored back-to-back fifties against SA and is currently ranked at 7 on the latest T20I batsman rankings. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal got three wickets in the last game and that will definitely help him to gain confidence in the upcoming matches. Let’s see if India can make it 2-2 or the Protease will seal the series on Friday.
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For the visitors, it’s a win here that will help them to clinch the T20I series here on Friday. Bavuma and co will be looking to bounce back in this game to seal a win here. The bad news for the side is that all-rounder Aiden Markram will miss the last two games of the series while Quinton de Kock is also not sure to be in the playing xi as said by the authorities. It will be definitely a tough job for them to bounce back without De Kock as Markram hasn’t played a single game in this series.
India vs South Africa: 3rd T20I: Possible Playing XI
Rishabh Pant (C & wk)
Temba Bavuma (Captain)
Rassie van der Dussen
Henrich Klassen (wk)
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