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South Africa’s Tour of India 2022, 4th T20I- India vs South Africa: Match Preview, Match Details, Pitch Conditions and Updates

South Africa currently lead 2-1 in the 5-match T20I series against India.

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India and South Africa are set to lock horns in the fourth T20 international of the five-match series on Friday at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot. After losing the first two matches, India bounced back strongly to win the third game. South Africa, still lead the series by a 2-1 margin with two more matches still to play.

Team News:

India

Once again, it will be a must-win game for India on Friday to stay alive in the series. They would be feel happy with how they played in the last game. Ishan Kishan, Gaikwad and Pandya are all among the runs. But the likes of Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer would look to dish out better performances with the bat.

Players to watch out for:

  1. Ishan Kishan

Ishan Kishan has been in a sensational touch. In 3 matches, he has already hit two half-centuries. Ishan Kishan is currently the highest run-getter in the series, having managed 164 runs in 3 matches at an average of 54.67.

  1. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar has certainly found his rhythm back. He is looking a different bowler, lately and is proving to a big threat to the opposition. Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be a player to watch out for in the power play.

  1. Hardik Pandya

Since making his debut in the Indian T20 League 2022, Hardik Pandya has improved by leaps and bounds. He has been batting exceedingly well and is looking as someone India can reply upon. Hardik has provided important contributions with the bat and the team would want him to continue doing that.

Probable Playing XI:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik

South Africa:

Despite losing the last game, South Africa are still leading 2-1 in the series. However, there are concerns in the batting department. Temba Bavuma isn’t looking in a great touch. Aiden Markram has been ruled out of the series, while Quinton de Kock too isn’t likely to be available for the next game.

Players to watch out for:

  1. David Miller

David Miller is the man in form for South Africa. In 3 innings, he has only gotten out once. Miller has played vital knocks for South Africa in the series and currently has 87 runs at an average of 87.

  1. Dwaine Pretorius

Dwaine Pretorius has been doing a great job for South Africa both with the bat and ball. He has been bowling exceedingly well both in the middle overs and at the death. Besides, he has played a couple of good cameos while batting at number three in the batting order.

  1. Heinrich Klaasen

Heinrich Klaasen single-handedly won South Africa the 2nd T20 international against India. He missed out in the third game but has been looking pretty solid with the bat. Klaasen has 110 runs in 2 matches at an average of 55.

Probable Playing XI:

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

Match Details:

India vs South Africa, 4th T20I

Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Rajkot

Date & Time: May 17th, 7:00 PM

Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming

Pitch Report:

The Saurashtra Cricket Stadium in Rajkot is a high-scoring ground. The batters will love playing here and a high-scoring contest is on the contest. Spinners aren’t going to receive a lot of help from the surface. Both teams should look to bowl first upon winning the toss.

 

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