India vs South Africa 1st T20I
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India take on South Africa in a three-match T20I series starting with the first T20I in Thiruvananthapuram. The next two T20IS will be played in Guwahati and Indore. All three games will start at 7.30 pm IST.

Both teams then play a three-match ODI series with the games starting from 1.30 pm IST. The ODIs will be played in Lucknow (October 6), Ranchi (October 9) and Delhi (October 11).  This is India’s final bilateral series ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia. 

India are heading into this series after beating Australia 2-1 in a T20I series. Australia won the first game by four wickets chasing 209. India then won the second T20I by six wickets which was an 8-over-per-side game.

In the final T20I which was the decider in Hyderabad, India chased down 188 to win the match and the series. India now have won 13 out of the 14 games while chasing since 2021. 

India National Cricket Team
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“It’s a special place. We have had great memories playing for India and when I played for Deccan Chargers as well. The biggest positive was different individuals stepping up and delivering. You feel good about it as a management. The margin of error in T20s is small. We took our chances, we were brave as well. Sometimes it doesn’t come off. There are areas to improve as well. Not easy coming back after a break against a tough team” said Rohit. 

South Africa are heading into the series after playing a series against England across formats. The ODI series finished 1-1. The Proteas then won the T20I series 2-1 and lost the Test series.

India vs South Africa
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South Africa and India last locked horns in a T20I series in June 2022. During the away tour, South Africa played 5 T20I games against the home team India. The series ended in a 2-2 tie. South Africa won the 1st T20I by 7 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 4 wickets. India won the 3rd T20I by 48 runs and the 4th T20I by 82 runs. The 5th T20I was washed out due to rain.

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India vs South Africa Head To Head In T20Is

India VS South Africa (Image Credits: Twitter)
India VS South Africa (Image Credits: Twitter)

Matches Played -19

IND Won – 11

SA Won – 8

Recent Venue Records (Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram)

Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
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STATS – T20

Total matches 2

Matches won batting first 1

Matches won bowling first 1

Average 1st Inns scores 118

Average 2nd Inns scores 117

Highest total recorded 173/2 (18.3 Ov) by WI vs IND

Highest score chased 173/2 (18.3 Ov) by WI vs IND

Lowest score defended 67/5 (8 Ov) by IND vs NZ

Who Will Score Most Runs For India: Virat Kohli / Rohit Sharma 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For India: Axar Patel / Jasprit Bumrah 

Who Will Score Most Runs For South Africa: Quinton de Kock / David Miller

Who Will Take Most Wickets For South Africa: Kagiso Rabada / Keshav Maharaj

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India are heading into this game with a lot of confidence after sealing a series win against Australia. Though South Africa have done well against India in T20Is in India, the Men in Blue are ahead heading into this contest and will win the first T20I.

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