ICC T20 World Cup 2022, IND vs SA: India Playing XI vs South Africa (Predicted). India will take on South Africa in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday (October 30) at 4:30 PM IST. This is a vital match for both teams as the winner in all likelihood will top Group B.
India have won two games against Pakistan and Netherlands, while South Africa have beaten Bangladesh and have one point from their abandoned game against Zimbabwe. The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match is going to be played in Perth. It is the fastest surface in Australia.
India bowlers have so far bowled well, but to stop such a quality batting line-up they will need to be at their very best. Arshdeep Singh (3/32 against Pakistan and 2/37 against the Netherlands), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1/22 against Pakistan and 2/9 against Netherlands), Mohammed Shami (1/25 against Pakistan and 1/27 against the Netherlands), Hardik Pandya (3/30 against Pakistan), Axar Patel(2/18 against the Netherlands) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/21 against the Netherlands) have bowled well so far. They will hope to continue with the same momentum against Proteas too.
India defeated the Netherlands by 56 runs to register their second consecutive win in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Electing to bat, India scored 179 for 2 and then restricted Netherlands to 123 for 9. India produced a solid batting display with Rohit Sharma (53), Virat Kohli (62 not out), and Suryakumar Yadav (51 not out) – all scoring scintillating fifties.
Defending, pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar (2/9) and Arshdeep Singh (2/37) and the spin duo of Axar Patel (2/18) and Ravichandran Ashwin (2/21) shone bright with the ball for India. India’s five specialist bowlers shared the wickets, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, Axar Patel, and Ravichandran Ashwin picking up two apiece, and Mohammed Shami one.
India 179 for 2 (Kohli 62*, Rohit 53, Suryakumar 51*) beat Netherlands 123 for 9 (Bhuvneshwar 2-9, Axar 2-18) by 56 runs
Team India posted their first win of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on board thanks to the brilliance of former captain Virat Kohli and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. However, the win was not without its hiccups along the way against arch-rivals Pakistan at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday (October 23).
Hardik Pandya was impressive with the ball as well against Pakistan, picking up three important wickets and scoring 40 runs with the bat, putting on a record 113 runs for the fifth wicket with Virat Kohli who scored 82*.
Virat Kohli single-handedly powered India to an epic four-wicket win over arch-rivals Pakistan with a magnificent 53-ball 82 not out in their big-ticket ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game. Pakistan recovered from a wobbly start to post a fighting 159 for eight. India completed the chase in the last ball, with Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya (40) doing the bulk of the scoring after a horror start to their innings.
The two revived India with a 113-run stand for the fourth wicket after they were reeling at 31/4 at one stage. Sent in to bat, Pakistan were well served by Iftikhar Ahmed’s 34-ball 51 and Shan Masood’s unbeaten 52 off 42 balls after they lost their first two wickets with just 15 runs on the board in the fourth over. Arshdeep Singh picked both openers in form Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan.
India 160 for 6 (Kohli 82*, Hardik 40) beat Pakistan 159 for 8 (Masood 52*, Iftikhar 51, Arshdeep 3-32, Hardik 3-30) by four wickets
ICC T20 World Cup 2022, IND vs SA: India Playing XI vs South Africa (Predicted)
Since returning from injury, KL Rahul has finally found some form, and all the concerns around his strike rate have been answered. KL Rahul is the vice-captain of the team as well. The right-handed batsman has scored 108 runs in 2 games against South Africa with 2 half-centuries. Against Australia, the right-handed batsman slammed 66 runs across 3 games with 1 half-century. KL Rahul’s 55-ball-74 knock against Western Australia in the 2nd warm-up game will boost his confidence.
He top-scored with 57 off 33 balls against Australia in the 1st warm-up game. His innings comprised 6 fours and 3 sixes. He scored only 4 off 8 balls against Pakistan in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match before being bowled. He failed again against minnows Netherlands, scoring only 9 before being lbw to Paul van Meekeren while the other Indian batters scored the fifties. He may be replaced by Rishabh Pant if team management wants a change in winning combination.
This tournament is Rohit Sharma’s first appearance as the captain of India in an ICC tournament. Rohit Sharma piled up 43 runs in 3 games in the previous T20I series against South Africa. He got out for ducks in two games but played a good knock in one match. In the prior T20I series against Australia, Rohit Sharma smacked 74 runs in 3 games and also won the man of the match award in one match.
Rohit Sharma will play the warm-up game against Australia and will try to be amongst runs prior to the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He played both warm-up games against Western Australia XI and while he didn’t bat in the second, he scored 3 runs in the first match. He scored 15 off 14 balls against Australia in the 1st warm-up game. He scored only 4 off 7 balls against Pakistan in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match before being caught. He scored 53 against the Netherlands in the 2nd match before being Fred Klaassen’s victim.
Virat Kolhi, since his break, has just rediscovered his form and is back to what he does best for the team- providing consistency and solidarity. He slammed a century in Asia Cup 2022. Later, Virat Kohli piled up 76 runs in 3 games against Australia with a match-winning 63 in the 3rd T20I match. Against South Africa, Virat Kohli scored 52 runs in 2 games with an unbeaten 49-run knock in one match. Virat Kohli recently returned to form in the Asia Cup 2022 where he was the 2nd highest run-getter by amassing 276 runs in 5 T20Is averaging 92.
He also hit a ton after 2019 and his first in T20I by scoring 122* against Afghanistan. He followed it up by scoring 63 in a T20I against Australia and 49* in a T20I against Proteas. He was rested for the two warm-up games against Western Australia XI. He scored 19 off 13 balls against Australia in another warm-up game. His knock of 82* off 53 balls saw India win a last-ball thriller against Pakistan. He hit 6 fours and 4 sixes and batted at a strike rate of 154.72. He top-scored against the Netherlands. He scored an unbeaten 62 off 44 balls including 3 fours and 2 sixes.
Suryakumar Yadav-the man who can’t do any wrong in this T20I format and India’s own Mr. 360, is one of the most improved players since the last World Cup and is going through a purple patch. The right-handed batsman scored 119 runs in 3 games at an average of 59.50 and a strike rate of 195+ against South Africa. Against Australia, Suryakumar Yadav scored 115 runs in 3 games and also won the player of the series award. He is ranked No. 3 in T20Is only behind Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan and New Zealand’s Devon Conway.
His 52-run-knock off 35 balls in the game against Western Australia XI will give him confidence. He scored another 50, this time against Australia in a warm-up game. He scored 15 off 10 against Pakistan in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match before edging one to the keeper. He was MOM against the Netherlands, scoring an unbeaten 51 off 25 balls including 7 fours and 1 six at a strike rate of 204.
Since regaining his full fitness, Hardik Pandya has just been seen winning games single-handedly for India and is contributing in all three facets of the game. He is expected to play with this same aggressive intent in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. He provides the team with the necessary balance of the 6th bowler. The right-handed batsman slammed 105 runs in 3 games against Australia with 1 half-century. He could not pick any wicket in the Australia series.
Hardik Pandya was not part of the previous series against South Africa. He scored 44 runs combined in the two warm-up games against Western Australia XI. He scored only 2 and was wicketless in the 1st warm-up game against Australia. He scored a vital 40 off 37 balls against Pakistan besides picking 3/30 in 4 overs in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game. He didn’t bat against the Netherlands and was wicketless conceding 9 runs in the solitary over he bowled.
The man who made a comeback to the team in a more specialized role of a finisher is essential for the team to finish strong in the last few overs. Dinesh Karthik is batting at a strike rate of 150+ since his comeback and has given solid finishes and won a few games on his merit this year.
Against Australia, Dinesh Karthik scored 17 runs in 3 games. He was unbeaten in 2 innings. In one game, he slammed a four and six in the final over when the team needed 9 runs. In the previous T20I against South Africa, the right-handed batsman slammed 63 runs in 2 innings, with a 46-run knock in one match.
Dinesh Karthik scored 29 runs in the two warm-up games against Western Australia XI. Dinesh Karthik scored 20 against Australia in 1st warm-up match. He scored only 1 in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game against Pakistan. He didn’t bat against the Netherlands.
Axar Patel had an extremely poor day against Pakistan in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match, scoring only 2 before being run out and conceding 21 runs in a solitary wicketless over. He made amends in the next match against the Netherlands, picking 2/18 in 4 overs at an economy rate of 4.5- next best to pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar-3 rpo among Indian bowlers.
Ravichandran Ashwin was wicketless (0/23 in 3 overs) in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 match against Pakistan but picked 2/21 in 4 overs against the Netherlands. The likes of Yuzvendra Chahal may replace him if Indian management opts for a change in the winning combination.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar will now shoulder the responsibility of leading the bowling attack in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah. He is lethal with the new bowl as he can swing the bowl both ways, creating problems for the batters at the top. He is India’s top wicket-taker in this format this year. However, his death bowling is a concern.
He picked 1 wicket in 2 games against Australia at an average of 91.0 and an economy of 13.0. He was a little costly in the series. However, he has shown good form this year, winning the player of the series award multiple times. He took 2 wickets averaging 20.5 bowling 6 overs in the two warm-up games against Western Australia XI. He picked 2/20 in 3 overs against Australia in a warm-up game. He picked 1/22 against Pakistan in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game. He picked 2/9 in 3 overs against Netherlands at an economy of 3 per over and including 2 maiden overs.
The left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh has executed a spectacular performance in his short T20I career so far. In the previous T20I series against South Africa, the left-arm pacer picked 5 wickets in 2 games at an average of 18.80 and an economy of 11.75. He didn’t feature in the series against Australia.
The Punjab bowler, who made his international debut in the T20I against England this year was the highest wicket-taker in the warm-up games against Western Australia XI with 4 scalps at an average of only 7.75. Arshdeep Singh picked 1/34 in the warm-up game against the Aussies. He picked 3/32 in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game against Pakistan claiming the wickets of in form Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, and Asif Ali. He picked 2/37 in 4 overs against the Netherlands.
Veteran pacer Mohammed Shami replaced injured Jasprit Bumrah in the 15-member Indian cricket squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, starting October 16 in Australia. Mohammed Shami last played in T20Is during the last edition of the ICC 2021 T20I World Cup in the UAE before playing against Pakistan in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game.
He was supposed to play in the six T20Is at home against Australia and South Africa but tested positive for COVID-19 and had to remain in isolation. On return, he had to prove his fitness before NCA approved his trip to Australia.
Mohammed Shami played the warm-up game against Australia as he hasn’t played any T20I since the last T20I World Cup. He picked 3 wickets conceding 4 runs while bowling the final 20th over against Australia in the warm-up game. He thus defended 11 runs successfully in the final over as India won by 6 runs. He picked 1/25 in India’s first ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game against Pakistan. He picked 1/27 against the Netherlands in the second ICC T20 World Cup 2022 game.