- If we look at the previous T20 match results then it seems India has won 6 T20 matches out of 10 against South Africa.
- After beating South Africa in ODI’s series Indian team is highly motivated to win T20 match series.
- Looking at ODI matches it’s appearing batting and bowling line of Indian team is much better than the host.
- The South African team still looking for the solution of the Indian team spin bowlers YuzvendraChahal and KuldeepYadav.
The South African team has expecting high contribution of AB de Villiers, JP Duminy and David Miller from batting side. AB de Villiers is one of the key batsmen of South Africa. Bowling line will be handled by Dane Paterson, Chris Morris, and AndilePhehlukwayo. The team has lots of expectation from Morris as he is one of the experienced players of the team.
Performance of ViratKohli, Rohit Sharma, and ShikharDhawan was excellent in the ODI series. The team is expecting same performance in the T20 series. All the batsmen are motivated to score high after winning ODI series. JaspritBumrah, KuldeepYadav, and YuzvendraChahal were the rising stars of ODI series. They will continue as a threat to the South African team from the bowling perspective.
Looking at the previous matches results and after analysis of the player’s performance of both the teams, it’s appearing Indian team is in better form rather than South Africa.
India Squad: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Jaydev Unadkat, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur
South Africa Squad: Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy(c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien, Christiaan Jonker, Tabraiz Shamsi
When: South Africa vs India, 1st T20I, February 18, 14:30 Local, 18:00 IST
Where: The Wanderers, Johannesburg