The two unbeaten teams in Group 2 are competing for a place among the top two. The entire world has dried up for two heavyweights to compete after rain persuaded the suspension of one of the most anticipated matches earlier.
India taking on South Africa, one of the most ferocious adversaries in international cricket, would always guarantee excellence. It has generated memorable matches such as Kohli vs. ABD, Amla vs. Rohit, and so on. On Sunday, all eyes and cameras would be on one match and therefore only one match.
Two teams riding high on momentum, and with key players on flames, it would be nothing short of a thriller. I don’t expect a high-scoring thriller until India is asked to chase, but I think it’ll be a great day for seamers in Perth, which seldom disappoints.
Predicted lineups of India vs South Africa T20 World Cup Match
Rohit (C), Kl Rahul, Kohli, SKY, Hardik, Axar, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Ashwin, Bhuveneshwar, Arshdeep, and Shami.
South Africa team:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.
I reckon both teams would use an extra seamer and only one spinner. Rishabh Pant could replace Axar, and one of Keshav or Shamsi will have to sit out against India in place of Ngidi.
Given Perth is a fast bowler’s paradise, teams can opt for four-seamers.
South Africa will definitely contemplate replacing Stubbs with Heinrich Klaasen. He has a track record of winning matches and especially enjoys playing against India.
Where to watch India vs South Africa T20 World Cup Match
The match between India and South Africa will be broadcast live on the Start Sports Network. One can also watch the match live on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website.
Prediction: Who owns the edge in India vs South Africa T20 World Cup Match?
Isn’t that one difficult to predict? Qualitatively, they aren’t far off, and they are also on a winning streak; ultimately, the game will be won by the team that plays better on that particular day. Although the heart may point to India, it is in Perth that seamers will feast. South Africa has a terrific quartet.
I also believe that South Africa’s lack of an all-rounder will haunt them. If not now, then later in the competition.
Impact players for India vs South Africa T20 World Cup Match
SKY. He isn’t scared to take on any bowler, and his stats indicate that he has been the best player this calendar year. Following a fifty against the Netherlands, he would undoubtedly show up.
NOT Rillie Rossow. It may come as a surprise, but it is Miller. India would be haunted by his experience, character, and ability. He, too, enjoys facing them, and it would be difficult to keep him quiet on a special occasion.
Time and Venue
30th October, 4:30 Pm IST. On Star Sports network. At the Optus Stadium, Perth.
I foresee a narrow win for India. They can handle pressure better and have nerves.