Last Update on: October 30th, 2022 at 02:05 pm
India take on South Africa in match 30 of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday, October 30. India are topping the points table in Group 2 having won both their matches. South Africa are placed second with three points. Their game against Zimbabwe was rained out with the teams sharing a point each. Against Bangladesh, they had a big win which boosted their net run rate.
The super 12 round began on October 22 with the first match between Australia and New Zealand- the finalists of last year’s T20 World Cup. The ICC T20 World Cup 2022 final will be played on November 13. A total of 45 matches will take place during ICC T20 World Cup 2022. A total of 16 teams are part of the tournament. The final will be played on November 13.
South Africa played a five-match T20I series earlier this year in India. The series ended 2-2 with the decider in Bengaluru washed out due to rain. They played another just before the World Cup and lost the series 2-1. That was the first time India defeated the Proteas in a T20I bilateral series in India.
India vs South Africa Match Preview, ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12, Group 2, Match 30
After a last-ball win against Pakistan, India had a rather comfortable win against the Netherlands. The unit clicked together very well barring KL Rahul. The Indian opener has now failed in back-to-back games. With India needs to win this crucial game. the management might think of bringing Rishabh Pant in place of Rahul. The Indian opener has lacked form and runs in big matches since the last T20 World Cup.
As far as the bowling attack is concerned, Axar Patel has made his presence felt along with Ravichandran Ashwin in the spin department. The three Indian pacers have bowled well too in the two games that they have played so far. The bowling attack looks sorted and it is only the batting department that needs a change. It will be interesting to see if Pant comes in for Rahul. He will be another left-hander in the lineup.
Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami.
Standby Players: Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur.
After rain denied them a chance of winning the game against Zimbabwe, South Africa came back hard against Bangladesh. They piled up over 200 runs batting first and won the game by 14 runs to boost their net run rate. Their batting lineup looks sorted with Quinton De Kock at the top and the in-form Rilee Rossouw at three.
The southpaw scored his second T20I ton in the last game. He scored two back-to-back centuries with the format first against India in Indore and his next in Sydney. Temba Bavuma’s form continues to be a growing concern for the side. Many reports are saying that he is being seen as a liability in the playing XI. It will be interesting to see if he slots in later in the batting order against India.
The Protean pace trio of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi gives them the edge in the contest as the match will be played in Perth. All of them are fast bowlers and can exploit the conditions better than the Indian bowlers who are predominantly swing bowlers. The match might well be between the Proteas pacers against the Indian batting order that decides the fate of this contest.
South Africa Squad
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Reeza Hendricks, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rillee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs. Standby Players: Bjorn Fortuin, Marco Jansen, Andile Phehlukwayo.