India will face South Africa in the fifth and final fixture of the 5-match T20I series at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. The series is tied 2-2, and the team winning this game will be taking the trophy home.
In the 4th T20I of the series, India posted a total of 169 runs on the board with valuable contributions from Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik. Later, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal continued with their fine form, along with Avesh Khan’s 4-wicket haul, to help India win by a significant margin of 82 runs.
For South Africa, the form of David Miller and the return of Kagiso Rabada are necessary. On the other hand, India need similar performances from Ishan Kishan and Yuzvendra Chahal to keep doing their good work in the series.
India vs South Africa, 5th T20I
Venue: M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date & Time: 19th June at 7:00 PM IST and Local Time
Live Streaming: Star Sports & Disney+Hotstar
IND vs SA, 5th T20I Pitch Report:
This venue is known for producing high-scoring encounters due to its flat pitch and small boundary dimensions. A total of 180 will be the par score at this venue, and the spinners will be the key weapon to take wickets.
Temba Bavuma is doubtful for this game due to injury concerns.
IND vs SA, 5th T20I Probable Playing XIs:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
Temba Bavuma (c)/ Reeza Hendricks, Quinton de Kock (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Marco Jansen/Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
Top Picks for IND vs SA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks- Batters
He has made 96 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 165.51, with 64* as his top score, and can be trusted in this crunch game.
The flamboyant batter is the leading run-getter in this series with 191 runs at a strike rate of 146.92, with two fifties.
Rassie van der Dussen:
The talented batter has garnered 97 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 125.97, with 75* as his top score.
Top Picks- All-Rounders
The all-rounder has done well with the willow to score 117 runs in four innings at a strike rate of 153.94.
He is the leading wicket-taker for the visitors with 5 scalps in four matches and has scored 53 runs with the bat.
Top Picks- Bowlers
The bowler with fine variations and skills has lived up to his expectations to pick wickets in a consistent manner. He is the leading wicket-taker in the series with 7 wickets in four matches.
The leg-spinner has finally returned to form and has taken 5 wickets in the last two matches, thus helping the team to win the matches as well.
Top Picks- Wicketkeeper
The experienced batter has been in top form for the last few months and scored his maiden half-century in the shortest format, in his knock of 55 off 27 balls.