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T20 World Cup Preview: India vs South Africa

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India will lock horns with South Africa in the 30th match of the T20 World Cup 2022 at the Perth Stadium on Sunday (30th October).

The men in blue have won both of their first two games and they are at the top spot on the points table of Group 2 while South Africa is placed second with 3 points from 2 games.

India registered an unbelievable victory against Pakistan in their opening game courtesy of an outstanding knock from Virat Kohli.

In their previous match, India thrashed the Netherlands by 56 runs.

Batting first, India managed to post 179-2 on the board. Rohit, Virat, and Suryakumar Yadav scored half-centuries for their side.

Defending 180 runs, the Indians bowlers bowled nicely to restrict the Netherlands batters to just 123-9 from their 20 overs. 

South Africa was unlucky in their opening match as the rain forced them to share points with Zimbabwe.

But they outplayed Bangladesh in their next game to get those crucial 2 points.

Batting first, South Africa scored 205 runs from their 20 overs.

Rilee Rossouw smashed a brilliant hundred for his side. In reply, Bangladesh folded up in 104 runs to suffer a huge defeat by 101 runs.

Anrich Nortje picked 4 while Tabraiz Shamsi scalped 3 wickets for his side. 

Live Streaming and Broadcast 

This match will be broadcast live on Star Sports network while the Live streaming will be available on the Disney + Hotstar app & web. 

Match Details:

Teams – India vs South Africa 

Date – 30th October 2022

Time – 4:30 PM IST

Venue –   Perth Cricket Stadium, Perth 

Average 1st innings total 

The average 1st innings score at the Perth Stadium is 163 runs. 

Head-to-Head record in T20Is:

Here is the head-to-head record between India and South Africa in T20 Internationals. 

Total Matches Played – 23

India won – 13

South Africa won – 9

Tie/ No Result – 1

Pitch Report:

The pitch at Perth Stadium assists the fast bowlers with the new ball.

The pacers will get some extra bounce and swing early on in the innings. But as the match progresses, the batters will be able to score freely as the pitch will get a lot easier.

So, both captains will like to win the toss and bowl first on this pitch. 

Weather Report:

The temperature is expected to hover around 17°C on the match day with 53 % humidity and 35 km/hr wind speed. There is a 40 percent chance of precipitation during the match.

Possible Playing XI:

Here are the possible playing XIs of both teams, 

India :

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (w), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa:

Quinton de Kock (w), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi

Who will win? 

South Africa was simply clinical against Bangladesh.

They have a pretty strong batting and bowling unit.

Meanwhile, India has also been excellent in their first two games. The fans are expected to witness a close encounter between these two strong sides. But overall India is looking a bit more stronger as compared to South Africa. 

Hence, we predict that India will beat South Africa in the 30th match of this T20 World Cup 2022. 

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