We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for the Match
Matches played at the venue: 2
1st innings average score: 201
2nd innings average score: 158
Type: A batting beauty with enough turn for spinners.
Probable Playing Teams for India & South Africa
Probable XI for India: KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin/Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar/Mohammad Siraj, Arshdeep Singh
Probable XI for South Africa: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw/Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi/Tabraiz Shamsi
At the venue, KL Rahul has scores of 89 (49) and 45 (32). In his last 10 T20Is, he has collected 306 runs at 34, appearing in the Ultimate Team as many as six times.
Keshav Maharaj was the only wicket-taker in the second game. He did not offer much width to the batters, bowling right lengths and cramping them for room. He featured in the Ultimate Team for both games for his score of 41 and figures of 2 for 23.
Spinners get a fair amount of turn at the venue, and Yuzvendra Chahal has already reaped the reward here, taking 4 for 52 against Sri Lanka in 2020.
Since the series against Australia, Axar Patel has managed 10 wickets at an average of 13.2 in 5 games, generating bonus points for economy thrice.
With scores of 25 and 33, Aiden Markram has looked in good touch. In his last five T20Is, he has managed 192 runs at 48, including two fifties, a thirty, and two twenties.
The highest score of 118 off 43 at the venue belongs to Rohit Sharma. The knock comprised 12 fours and 10 sixes. His recent form, however, has been a mixed bag of low and high scores, courtesy of his approach to go gung ho from ball one.
Fantasy Power Picks
In his last 10 T20Is, Virat Kohli has hit 404 runs at an incredible average of 58 and a strike rate of 140. At home against South Africa, he has accumulated 334 runs at 42 in 9 games.
With 793 runs at an average of 42 and a strike rate of 185, Suryakumar Yadav is the highest run-scorer in 2022. He has scored three fifties and a thirty in his last 5 T20Is.
Quinton de Kock struggled to get going at the start, but he repaid the fantasy players nonetheless for an unbeaten knock of 69 off 48. Against India in away games, he averages 60 in 7 games.
It was David Miller’s second hundred in professional cricket. The first ton came in the 2013 edition of the Indian T20 League. His recent form makes good reading: in his last 10 T20 games, he has scored 276 runs at an impressive average of 55.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
Another batting wicket awaits us. This time, however, there’s enough juice for the spinners. Middle overs will script some top-notch action.