Cricket match date: 22nd September 2019
Cricket match time: 07:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: South Africa tour of India 2019/20
Team A: India
Team B: South Africa
Team A Captain: Virat Kohli
Team B Captain: Quinton de Kock
Cricket Match Preview:
Everything went according to the plan for India in the second T20 international cricket game. They won the toss at a chase-friendly ground and put in South Africa to bat first. India’s bowlers were right on the money and never allowed South Africa to get away from them at any stage. South Africa, on the other hand, will be looking at some of the bright spots of the previous game and will be hoping to surprise the hosts.
Deepak Chahar, India’s bowling all-rounder enhanced his reputation further as a T20 new ball bowler. His spell at the top tested the South African openers and he got India their first breakthrough in the form of Reeza Hendricks. Navdeep Saini also recovered well after an expensive start against Quinton de Kock. Overall, it would have been satisfying for Virat Kohli to see the performance of his bowlers.
South Africa got off to a reasonable start largely due to a fine knock from Quinton de Kock at the top of the order. His knock of 52 from 37 balls propelled South Africa to the score of 88 for 1 after 11 overs and they would have been looking at the score of 160-170 at this stage. But due to repetitive breakthroughs from India’s bowlers and their change in bowling strategy, slower balls and back of the length pushed South Africa back and they ended up with the score of just 149 runs.
India will be hoping that Bengaluru would provide an ideal pitch and welcome their IPL skipper, Virat Kohli. Kohli’s man-of-the-match performance in the previous cricket games was once again a testimony to his amazing consistency. Kohli remains the only man to average over 50 in all three formats of the cricket game. But India would also like to see a big score from either of their openers, both of whom missed out in the first cricket game. For now, India look like a far more settled side and it is going to take something extraordinary from South Africa to level the series.
Cricket Match Information:
India will take on South Africa in the third T20 international cricket game of a three-match cricket series. The first T20 game at Dharamshala was washed out and India won the second cricket game at Mohali. If India win this game, they will win the series, whereas if South Africa win, they will level the series.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
India are going to be led by Virat Kohli in this series as well. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of India’s playing XI:
- Rohit Sharma
- Shikhar Dhawan
- Virat Kohli
- Shreyas Iyer
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Rishabh Pant
- Hardik Pandya
- Krunal Pandya
- Washington Sundar
- Navdeep Saini
- Deepak Chahar
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
South Africa are going to be led by Quinton de Kock in this cricket series. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of South Africa’s playing XI:
- Quinton de Kock
- Temba Bavuma
- Reeza Hendricks
- HE van der Dussen
- David Miller
- Andile Phehlukwayo
- Kagiso Rabada
- Anrich Nortze
- Tabrez Shamsi
- Dwaine Pretorius
- BC Fortuin
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Deepak Chahar is making a strong case for himself for the WT20 next year. He has done well in all the opportunities he has got so far in his career. Our prediction is of yet another good performance from him in this cricket game.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The last international T20 cricket game played here was between India and Australia earlier this year. Australia won that cricket game by seven wickets after chasing down 191 runs set by India. Our prediction is of the score of around 160 in this cricket game. Conditions are expected to be good for cricket.
India will begin this game of cricket as favourites. They showed great form in their previous cricket game and will be looking forward to another series win. South Africa will have to rely on Quinton de Kock to produce something special to level the series. However, given the strength of their side, our prediction is of an Indian win.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Rohit Sharma (IND) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Deepak Chahar (IN – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Rohit Sharma (IND)
India – 1.28
South Africa – 3.15
*odds may change anytime