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India vs South Africa: Three South African players who might be a threat to the Indian team

By BetBarter Staff

June 6, 2022

Only three days are left for the start of the five-match T20I series between India and South Africa. This series will be an interesting one to watch. The hosts have rested their first-choice players while the Proteas have arrived with a full-strength squad. Both teams are playing would be aiming to start their preparation for the 20-20 World Cup later this year. Both sides are playing a T20I series after a long time.

The Men In Blue played their last series in February this year while the Temba Bavuma-led side last played an international T20I in 2021. For the unversed, South Africa hasn’t played a T20I game since the 20-20 World Cup last year. The visitors would like to see which players they can select for the showpiece event. Meanwhile, in this listicle, we will three players who can be a threat to the Indian team.

South African players who can be a threat

  1. Quinton de Kock

The wicketkeeper batter was in fine form in the Indian T20 League 2022 while playing for Lucknow. The left-hander scored 506 runs in 15 games at an average of 36.29 and strike rate of 148.97 with a hundred and three fifties.

Not to forget, he has his best batting average against India (68.50) in his overall T20I career while playing three games and scoring 137 runs. Overall, he loves playing against India in limited-overs cricket as he averages 63.31 in ODIs against the Men In Blue.

2. Marco Jansen 

Left-arm pacers and Indian batters don’t get along at all. Indian batters over the last few years have struggled against left-arm pacers, especially those who can bring the ball back into the right-handers.

Notably, Jansen in his debut series against India earlier this year, took 19 wickets in three Tests at an average of 16.47. Even in the 15th season of the Indian T20 League, he troubled several batters in some of the games.

3. David Miller

The aggressive batter reinvented himself in the recently-concluded cash-rich league while playing for eventual winners, Gujarat. The 32-year-old amassed 481 runs in 16 games at an average of 68.71 and a strike rate of 142.73 with two fifties.

This was his highest aggregate in a season, beating his 446-run tally in 2014. Although he doesn’t have a great record against India in ODI and T20I as he averages 21.94 and 19.80 respectively, his current form with the bat might turn things around for him.