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India vs South Africa, 5th T20I – Cricket Match Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI

Check out India vs South Africa, IND v SA 5th T20I Today's Match Prediction, Fantasy XI, & Probable Playing XI.

By Rishabh Gautam June 19, 2022 • 17:53 PM

India will face off against South Africa in the 5th T20I at Bangalore today. After being 0-2 down in the series, hosts team India made a brilliant comeback to level the series at 2-2. This match will act as the decider for the 5-match T20I series.

IND vs SA: Match Details

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  • Date - Sunday, June 19, 2022
  • Time - 7:00 PM IST
  • Venue - M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru

IND vs SA: Match Preview

The Indian batting has failed to deliver big as a unit in this series. While Ruturaj Gaikwad has struggled to get going barring one match, Ishan Kishan has been in seemingly good form. Shreyas Iyer has his troubles against the pacers while captain Rishabh Pant has consistently failed to play impactful knocks for the team. On the bright side, Hardik Pandya has been in good form while Dinesh Karthik registered his maiden T20I fifty in the last match and has finished the innings for team India fairly well.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal had already registered themselves among the wicket-takers in the series. However, Avesh Khan, who went wicketless in the first three T20Is, finally found his A-game as he picked up 4 wickets in the 4th T20I, giving away just 18 runs as the Proteas were restricted to a meagre total of 87. 

South African batters have shown up with good & reliable performances in the series. Quinton de Kock, who missed two T20Is due to injury, has strengthened the squad along with Heinrich Klaasen, who cemented his place after coming in as de Kock's replacement and winning the 3rd T20I for South Africa. The middle-order comrpising of Klaasen, van der Dussen and David Miller can take the game away if they get going. 

South Africa missed Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell in the 4th T20I, as Indian finishers thrashed the Proteas' bowling without much discomfort on an uncertain pitch. All the bowlers were taken for runs except Lungi Ngidi with an economy of 6.70. Apart from conceding just 20 runs in 3 overs, the pacer also picked up 2 wickets. 

Today's Match Prediction: Who Will Win Today's Match? IND vs SA

Team India have pulled off a tremendous comeback to level the series at 2-2 after being 0-2 down, and the momentum wtih them may take them to a series-winning victory against South Africa who'd be low on confidence after being outclassed in two back-to-back T20Is. 

IND vs SA Head-to-Head:

  • Total - 19
  • India - 11
  • South Africa - 8

IND vs SA Team News: 

South Africa - Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell missed the 4th T20I due to injuries and there is no update on their fitness as of now. 

IND vs SA Probable Playing XI:

  • India - Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
  • South Africa - Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi

Also Read: Scorecard

IND vs SA Fantasy XI:

  • Wicket-keepers - Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Dinesh Karthik
  • Batters - Ishan Kishan, David Miller, Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • All-rounders - Hardik Pandya, Dwaine Pretorius
  • Bowlers - Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Lungi Ngidi

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