Date: 17 June 2022
Time: 7 PM IST
Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
After two losses on the trot, Rishabh Pant-led Team India made a comeback in the five-match T20I series to register a 48-run win in 3rd T20I. There were some really good performances in all departments by the Indian team. While Kishan, Gaikwad, and Pandya shone with the bat, it was Harshal Patel and Chahal with the ball. But the series still stands in South Africa’s favor 2-1 and it will be challenging for India to claim the series with two more wins. Meanwhile, the Temba Bavuma-led side is just one win away from the series win. Thus, it makes up for a really interesting battle with both teams going full-throttle.
There have been a few consistent performers in the series so far and India’s Ishan Kishan comes right at the top of that list. The southpaw has the most number of runs (164 in 3 innings) and is averaging 54.67. Thus, he becomes a hot favorite for the fantasy team and also for the captaincy choice. Ruturaj Gaikwad also made a roaring comeback with a half-century and hence can be picked in the team. Hardik Pandya is another name that can be trusted. From the visitors’ camp, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, and Heinrich Klaasen look like good options.
In bowling, there are plenty of options to go with. The South African pace duo of Wayne Parnell and Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi can be valuable picks. Meanwhile from India, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar can fetch valuable points considering their form in the series so far.
India: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal
South Africa: Temba Bavuma, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorious, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Wayne Parnell, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje
Grand League team
Wicketkeepers: Dinesh Karthik, Heinrich Klaasen
Batters: Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, David Miller, Temba Bavuma
All-rounders: Hardik Pandya, Dwaine Pretorious, Wayne Parnell
Bowlers: Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada
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