The fourth T20 of the 5 match series between India and South Africa will be played at Saurashtra cricket Association Stadium in Gujarat starting 7:00 PM IST.
The Indian team is going to be substantially high on confidence after a credible victory in the 3rd T20 match. India were asked to bat by the South African captain Temba Bavuma. The Indian openers nailed the beginning by making 97 for no loss in the first 10 overs. Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 1st 50 in the T20 Internationals was a welcome contribution to the side. The loss of 3 quick wickets in the last overs weakened the momentum a bit but Hardik Pandya played some excellent shots to get the Indian team to a score of 179 in 20 overs.
The exceptional bowling of the Indian team restricted the South African team to a score of 131 and wiped them out in 19 overs. With this comprehensive win India have managed to keep themselves alive in the series and should be able to carry on the same performance in the 4th T20 International. If they do they sure will emerge as winners and shift the pressure right back on the South Africans.
Sticking to their strategy and focusing hard on the game, the Indian team will for sure have a fantabulous comeback in the series. A solid bowling attack, picking up wickets consistently and creating meaningful partnerships can help the Indian team to keep the opponents at bay.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs SA
Ruturaj Gaikwad, an elegant batsman, has played 6 T20 International matches and scored 120 runs with a batting average of 20.0 and a strike rate of 133.33. He plays straight down the ground and is a fine player of the short ball. Playing technically correct pull shots through square leg, he is a player for keeps.
Shreyas Iyer plays fantastically timed sweep shots through the legside. When Iyer bats he looks so easy on the eye; playing perfect cover drives make him a more luring cricketer. Iyer has played 39 T20 International matches and scored 899 runs with a batting average of 35.96 and a strike rate of 139.38.
Ishan Kishan, a pocket size dynamite, has played 12 T20 International matches and scored 399 runs with a batting average of 36.3 and a strike rate of 130.0. When the man gets going he doesn’t spare any bowler, tonks the ball hard over the top of the bowlers' head and can play a good cut shot through the offside.
Rassie van der Dussen, a technically correct batsman, has played 37 T20 International matches and scored 1010 runs with a batting average of 38.48 and a strike rate of 131.16. He can hit a cricket ball ferociously hard and is an extremely dangerous batsman to bowl to. Once he is on a roll it’s very difficult to stop him.
David Miller, a cricketer with abundant ability. has played 98 T20 International matches, scored 1873 runs with a batting average of 32.86 and a strike rate of 141.79. He can power away the ball with utmost ease, can put off the bowlers line and length and can win a game single-handedly.
Heinrich Klaasen, a sophisticated batsman to watch, has played 30 T20 Internationals matches and scored 559 runs with a batting average of 25.40 and a strike rate of 144.81. Klaasen can play sparkling shots all over the ground, can roll spin and pace with similar finish and is pretty clean with the gloves.
Possible 11: IND
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan,
Possible 11: SA
Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen , Daved Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Wayne Parnell.
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