India had won this series of three T20 matches 2-0 and now have a golden chance to have a clean sweep against South Africa. The first game was low scoring and the second match was high scoring where more than 400 runs were scored in both innings. The good news for India is that their key batters are scoring runs which is a good sign for the side and they will get some confidence right before the World Cup.
South Africa had done well in both games but they were on the losing side. We don’t think that there is an issue with the batting order of South Africa. They are facing some issues with the bowling unit and need to fix the things before they fly to Australia for the big event of cricket.
India won the second T20 match against South Africa with a margin of 16 runs. The batting order of India was on fire in this match. They put a total of 237 runs on the board in 20 overs. Almost all batters from their side put some runs on the board. Suryakumar Yadav proved the most successful batter from their side who scored 61 runs on just 22 balls with a strike rate of 277. He smashed five boundaries and the same huge sixes during his inning. KL Rahul also was outstanding with the bat and scored 57 runs on 28 balls with the help of five boundaries and four huge sixes. Virat Kohli was unlucky as he could not complete his fifty and remained not out after scoring 49 runs. He faced 28 balls and smashed seven boundaries and one huge six. The skipper, Rohit Sharma scored 43 runs.
The bowling unit of India was good in the first match but they failed to give the best performance in the second match and leaked 221 runs while defending the target of 238 runs. Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Axar Patel, and Harshal Patel were the leading bowlers of India in the previous match. Arshdeep Singh was the highest wicket-taker but he leaked a lot of runs. He picked two wickets while he was charged for 62 runs in four overs. Axar Patel was the other bowler who had a wicket to his name but he also leaked a lot of runs. He picked one wicket while he was charged for 53 runs in four overs. Harshal Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Deepak Chahar were the bowlers who failed to pick any wicket. Deepak Chahar was the most economical bowler who leaked just 24 runs in four overs.
South Africa Reviews
South Africa had put full strength in the series against India but had lost the series. They have to win this match at any cost otherwise, they are going to face a clean sweep. The bowling unit of South Africa had failed to give the best performance in both previous matches. They leaked 237 runs in 20 overs in the previous match. Six bowlers were used by South Africa in the previous match and Keshav Maharaj was the only successful bowler from their side who picked two wickets in four overs against just 23 runs. No other bowler from their side could manage to pick any wicket. Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, and Aiden Markram were the bowlers who remained wicketless in the previous match.
South Africa has a good sign as their key batsman, David Miller is back to good form. Quinton de Kock was struggling in the previous matches but he is also back to good form and may give some kind of confidence to South Africa for the World Cup. The batters of South Africa were good in the previous match and scored 221 runs in 20 overs but they were 16 runs short of the target. David Miller was the most successful and highest run-scorer from their side who scored a century. He scored a total of 106 runs and remained not out. He faced just 47 runs and smashed eight boundaries and seven huge sixes. Quinton de Kock also remained not out after scoring 69 runs on 48 balls with the help of three boundaries and four huge sixes. Aiden Markram scored 33 runs. Rilee Rossouw and the skipper, Temba Bavuma failed to open the account on the scoreboard.
Winning Chances of Today Match for the Both Sides
India has a strong batting order and bowling unit as compared to South Africa, so the winning chances of India for today’s match have been increased. The equation of winning the chances of both teams for today’s match is mentioned as under.
India has a 60% chance to win this match.
South Africa has a 40% chance to win this match.