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The fifth and final T20 match between India and South Africa will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru today. The five-match series is currently tied at 2-2. Today Team India has a chance to create history. Till date, the Indian team has not been able to beat South Africa in the T20 series in the country.
South Africa first came to India in the year 2015-16 to play T20 series. India had to face defeat 2-0 in this 3-match series. The last T20 match was canceled due to rain. The captain of the team in this series was Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
At the same time, after this the team of South Africa came to India to play T20 series in 2019-20. The captain of the Indian team in this series was Virat Kohli. The 3-match series was tied at 1-1 and in this series also one match was canceled due to rain.
Now today Rishabh Pant, who is captaining for the first time for Team India, has a golden opportunity to win the match as well as register his name in history.
weather can spoil the game
The weather can spoil the game in the fifth T20. According to the report of the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of rain throughout the day in Bangalore on Sunday. According to Accuweather.com, the temperature in Bengaluru will be 21 degrees on Sunday evening and the probability of rain is more than 50 percent. At the same time, the wind speed will be 28 kmph.
Rishabh Pant has not won a single toss in 4 T20 matches played in this series.
How will the pitch be?
The pitch at Chinnaswamy Stadium will help the batsmen. In such a situation, the captain who wins the toss should decide to bowl first, because it is very easy to chase the target here. At the same time, spin bowlers are expected to get help here.
Also know head to head record
So far 19 T20 International matches have been played between the two teams, out of which Team India has won 11. On the other hand, South Africa has been successful in winning eight matches. Both the teams have come face to face on Indian soil on eight occasions, out of which South Africa has won five matches. India has won three matches at home.
Team India’s record at Chinnaswamy Stadium
India has played five matches at the Chinnaswamy Stadium, out of which the team has won only two and they have lost three matches. India has defeated Bangladesh and England at this ground, while they have faced defeats against Pakistan, Australia and South Africa.
Hope again from Kartik Hardik
In the fourth T20 played in Rajkot, Dinesh Karthik and Hardik Pandya played an important role in winning the team by playing a smoky innings. There was a partnership of 65 runs between the two in 35 balls. Karthik scored 55 runs in 27 balls. At the same time, Hardik played a brilliant innings of 46 runs in 31 balls. Both these players will be expected in the last T20 as well. Both these players are seen in form in the middle order of the team. Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer’s bat has remained silent throughout the series.
Karthik has scored 92 runs in 4 matches of this series at an average of 46. His strike rate is 158.62. At the same time, Hardik Pandya has scored 117 runs in 4 matches of the series at a strike rate of 153.94.
Probable playing XI of both the teams
India: Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (captain), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock, Temba Bavuma (captain), Recy van der Dusen, David Miller, Henrik Klaasen, Dwayne Pretorius, Marco Yensson, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Enrique Nortya and Tabariz Shamsi.