South Africa are looking to upset India as they take on each other in the fifth and final T20I in Bengaluru on Sunday. The series is level at 2-2 after India won the third and the fourth T20I in grad fashion to make a comeback in the series. This is a crucial series for both teams in terms of their preparations for the T20 World Cup later this year.
The Proteas are chasing history in Bengaluru as they look to keep their unbeaten streak against India across formats intact. They also have an upper hand in T20Is against India in India. In eight games, they have won five and lost just three, two of which came in this series alone.
The side is struggling with injury concerns. After Aiden Markram is ruled out of the series, they are likely to have Temba Bavuma unavailable in the decider due to an injury on his left hand. He could not bat for the rest of the game after getting hit. Kagiso Rabada missed the fourth T20I due to an injury, there is no update on him yet. Lungi Ngidi who played his first game of the series in the last game took a blow on his left ankle. Amid the injury crisis, they need to pick their best XI and give a shot at winning the series.
India vs South Africa: South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI Against India, 5th T20I
Temba Bavuma / Reeza Hendricks
In case Bavuma is not fit to play the final T20I, Reeza Hendricks will come in place of him and open the batting along with Quinton De Kock.