After a high-scoring run feast in Guwahati, India and South Africa will meet in Indore which is expected to be another high-scoring encounter. While the Men in Blue have already clinched the series 2-0 and in that sense, this game is a bit of a dead rubber but there will still be a lot of eyeballs on it especially since this is India's last T20I before their T20 World Cup's opening match against Pakistan on October 23.
Ahead of this match, here is looking at what the numbers suggest could happen in this encounter and which team could ultimately go on to win the match.
India have won 1 toss so far while South Africa have won the other toss. But in the build-up to this series, India won their last 2 tosses which gives them a slight edge. Predicting India to win the toss.
Predicting India to win this match and take the series 3-0. They are the number 1 T20I team in the world and despite the absence of their pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, they have found a way to win matches. If they don't rest too many of their key players, which could be a possibility since this will be a short turnaround having to play 2 games in 3 days, the hosts start as favourites to win the match.
Team of the Day
The Team of the Day is India. The bilateral series has not been an issue at all for the Indian team and they boast of an enviable record, especially at home. Can they carry this kind of winning form into the T20 World Cup is the bigger question?
Predicted powerplay score and average first innings total
201 is the average first innings total at the Holkar Stadium in Indore in T20Is. The predicted powerplay score is expected to be between 40-60. Although if India can continue their good form with the new ball, South Africa can end up with fewer runs in the first six overs.
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