India and South Africa go head to head in the IND vs SA third T20I in Visakhapatnam on June 14, Tuesday. India are trailing 0-2 in the series and the third T20I is a must-win match for the hosts. a loss would mean that India would lose the IND vs SA T20I series after losing the Test and the ODI series against South Africa earlier this year.
Talking about T20Is, India have played 18 T20Is this year including the couple against South Africa. They have won all 11 under Rohit Sharma and have lost all seven led by other captains. The side is missing their regular payers with stand-in skipper Rishabh Pant under the pump heading into the third T20I.
The IND vs SA T20I series holds immense importance for both teams in terms of their preparations for the T20 World Cup. The BCCI selectors chose a side full of T20 specialists picked on the basis of their recent performances in the IPL. However, the selection backfired as many of them have underperformed in the first two games.
South Africa, on the other hand, have come out all guns blazing in the first two games. They chased down 211 in the first T20I and cantered their way to 149 in the second. Their batsmen assessed the conditions and looked in no problem whatsoever to play the Indian bowlers. They Protead have a better record in T20Is in gainst India in India. They now have won five out of the six T20Is played in India.
India vs South Africa Head to Head Records, IND’s Head-to-Head Record Against SA– South Africa Tour of India 2022, 3rd T20I
Total number of matches played: 17
Matches won by IND: 9
Matches won by SA: 8
Matches played in India: 6 (IND 1, SA 5)
IND average score against SA: 153
SA average score against IND: 156
Most runs for IND: Rohit Sharma 362
Most runs for SA: David Miller 183
Most wickets for IND: Bhuvneshwar Kumar 13
Most wickets for SA: 4 Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi
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