The fifth and final match of the 5-match T20 series between India and South Africa will be played at M Chinnaswamy Cricket Stadium in Bengaluru Karnataka, starting at 7:00 PM IST.
India have managed to grab the fourth match in an easy and thumping win, that has led them to secure a real chance of winning the whole series. Now that South Africa have lost the fourth T20 match and hurled the pressure right back on themselves with their poor performance, India have landed themselves in a pretty good space.
In this 5th match the Indian batting line up don't need to go hell for leather but they need to choose their deliveries wisely. Most importantly their shot selection needs to be based on the merit of the ball. Taking full advantage of the batting powerplay in the first 10 overs, the need of the hour is to build at least two or three partnerships out there in the middle and finish well in the last 5 overs to get themselves to a defendable total.
The Indian bowlers need to pick up wickets fast and pick them up regularly, if they want to nip the South African side in the bud. A potentially interesting matchup between both the teams has all the ingredients of a great clash. So stay glued, this match is going be a cracker jack of a game.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs SA
Ishan Kishan is a dynamite opening batsman who can smash the ball all around the ground. He has played 13 T20 International matches and scored 453 runs with a batting average of 37.75 and a strike rate of 132.46. He has proved earlier that when he plays carefully it is difficult to stop him and he has the capability to play some disparaging shots that can be damaging for any bowling attack .
Ruturaj Gaikwad, a class player to watch, has played 6 T20 International matches, scored 120 runs and has a batting average of 20.0 and a strike rate of 133.33. Playing some dreamy shots all across the ground, he plays both through the legside and the offside with equal skill. Gaikwad no doubt is a player to stick with.
Rishabh Pant is a fearless batsman who is extremely good with the gloves. He has played 46 T20 International matches and scored 723 runs on a batting average of 23.32 and a strike rate of 126.18. He hits the ball and gives it a full kitchen sink, changing the complexion of a game within no time.
Rassie van der Dussen has played 38 T20 International matches and scored 1010 runs with a batting average of 38.85 and a strike rate of 131.17. A very attractive cricketer to watch, he has the track record of playing some audacious shots that can change the game in a jiffy and make the bowler forget his line and length. Watch out, Rassie is very hazardous player to bowl to.
David Miller, also known as Killer Miller, has played 98 T20 International matches, scored 1873 runs and holds a batting average of 32.86 with a strike rate of 141.79. He bats like a bullet train and can smash a cricket ball to bits. A very effective middle order batsman, he can win a game on his own.
Heinrich Klaasen, a highly skilled right-handed wicket-keeper batsman, has played 30 T20 Internationals matches and scored 559 runs with a batting average of 25.41 and a strike rate of 144.82. This magnificent player can play every kind of shot on both sides of the wicket, be it legside or the offside. He is smooth as silk. Heinrich is swift with his foot work and is brilliant with the gloves too.
Possible 11: IND
Ishan Kishan ,Ruturaj Gaikwad, , Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Hooda, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Mali
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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