India will lock horns with South Africa in their third Super 12 clash of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 on Sunday, October 30. Rohit Sharma and Co. are on a roll in this edition of the showpiece event, having beaten Pakistan and the Netherlands already in the first two matches.
Rohit Sharma (53), Suryakumar Yadav (51*), and Virat Kohli (62*) scored individual fifties as the Men in Blue posted 179/2 in 20 overs in their last game against the Netherlands. In response, the Netherlands never really got going against a star-studded Indian bowling attack.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh, and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up two wickets each as India thrashed the Dutch by 56 runs.
South Africa, on the other hand, were unlucky not to bag two points as rain played spoilsport in their first game against Zimbabwe. However, they bounced back in some style to beat Bangladesh by 104 runs.
Riding on Rilee Rossouw‘s century, the Proteas posted 205 runs on the board before bowling out the Bangla Tigers for 101 runs. They will hope to keep the winning momentum going against India.
Details: IND vs SA, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, Super 12, Group 2, Match 30
Date and Time: 30th October 2022, 4:30 PM IST
Venue: Perth Stadium, Perth
The track at Perth has offered significant bounce but given India and South Africa will play on a used pitch and with teams batting first winning 13 of the 21 games here, don’t be surprised if the toss-winning captain decides to bat first.
Predicted Playing XIs
India (IND): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Harshal Patel/Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Arshdeep Singh and Mohammed Shami.
South Africa (SA): Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi/Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje.
India and South Africa locked horns in a three-match T20I series before they landed in Australia for the T20 World Cup. The Men in Blue won the series convincingly and will be high on confidence heading into this game. India will start as favourite to win this encounter and book a semi-final berth. However, Betway has placed its odds on South Africa at 2.50.
IND vs SA – Fantasy Team Suggestions
Fantasy Team 1: Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rilee Rossouw (c), David Miller, Aiden Markram, Hardik Pandya (vc), Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Fantasy Team 2: Quinton de Kock (vc), Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje