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India vs South Africa: Fourth T20I- Preview, Playing XIs, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

June 16, 2022

India and South Africa will lock horns at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot on June 17. The hosts are trailing by 1-2. They could have lost the series by now if not for the win in the last game. Due to their victory in the 3rd T20I, the Men In Blue have managed to keep the series alive with two games to go. The team will be looking to level series. On the other hand, the Proteas would be looking to take an unassailable lead in the series.

Team Updates

India

After losing the first two games, they made a comeback in the last match. However, their batting and bowling have been inconsistent in the series. In the first game, they scored in excess of 200 but couldn’t defend. In the next one, they couldn’t defend 149 even after having a good start with the ball. The last game saw the team getting 97 runs in the first 10 but only scoring 82 in the final 10.

However, for the first time in the series, their bowling was disciplined. The likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel broke the back of the opposition’s chase with seven wickets combined. The team might bring one change in the playing though. Shreyas Iyer, who has been susceptible against pace might be replaced with Deepak Hooda.

Probable Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal

South Africa

The visitors started well with two wins on the trot but couldn’t continue. However, they are still leading the series. The Temba Bavuma-led side have looked superb with all the first-choice players available. They have done well in all departments of the game despite the likes of David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen dropping a few catches in the last game. The duo would want to leave this behind and play at their best. Despite losing, they wouldn’t want to make any changes to their XI.

Probable Playing XI

Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Head To Head

Stats Matches Won by India Won by South Africa
Overall 20 10 8
Last five matches 5 2 3

Pitch Report

The wicket at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is a placid one which is why it could be a high-scoring game. However, the ground dimensions are big which is why the batters will need to time the ball well to hit sixes.

Match Details

Date- 17th June 2022

Time- 7 p.m. (IST)

Venue- Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar