Young opener Ishan Kishan continued his excellent form in this series with another half-century on Tuesday. He is our pick for India’s highest run scorer in Friday’s game. Harshal Patel took 4-25 from 3.1 overs in the third IT20 and we expect him to be India’s top wicket taker in this clash.
Quinton de Kock’s firepower at the top of the order has been missed by South Africa in the last two games. He is our tip for their highest run scorer against India in this IT20. With the ball, Dwaine Pretorius took 2-29 in the last match but we are backing Kagiso Rabada to be South Africa’s top wicket taker against India in Rajkot.
All of India’s top three hit two sixes in Tuesday’s match. Ishan Kishan is the leading six hitter in the series so far and he is our prediction for the Player to Hit The Most Sixes on Friday.
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India vs South Africa 4th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
IND vs SA 4th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
India and South Africa go head to head in the penultimate game of the IT20 series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association, Rajkot on Friday evening. After losing the first two matches in Delhi and Cuttack, India got their first victory of the series in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. Read on as we preview this fixture. The fourth game of the series begins at 19:00 local time.
It was a very satisfying team performance from India on Tuesday which puts them in good stead. The opening batting pair setup the win before Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal did the major damage with the ball.
South Africa’s winning run in IT20s has now come to an end and it will be interesting to see how they respond against a resurgent India. The visitors will need to be near their best to get the victory in this match.
India vs South Africa 4th T20 Match Live Streaming
This match will be shown live on Star Sports in India, Sky Sports in the UK, Fox Cricket in Australia and Siyatha TV in Sri Lanka.
South Africa have won the toss and chosen to field first in all three games in the series so far. Fielding first is also the usual approach in evening games in Rajkot and we predict that both captains will choose to do so if they win the toss.
IND vs SA Pitch Report
Spin bowlers dominated the last IT20 on this pitch in November 2019. We expect to see another turning wicket with any score above 180 very hard to chase.
Cloudy conditions throughout with humidity levels rising to 71% by the end of the game. The temperature will be above 30 degrees from start to finish.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs South Africa 4th T20 Match 2022
India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
As expected, India kept the same XI which we saw in the first and second games of the series ahead of Wednesday’s 48 run victory. Avesh Khan was the most expensive of the India bowlers in Visakhapatnam and went wicketless for the third successive game. We predict that Khan will be replaced by Umran Malik who will make his debut.
IND Key Players
Ishan Kishan - The opener continues to impress at the top of the order for India. He has scored 54 more runs than any player on either side in the series so far.
Hardik Pandya - The big hitting all-rounder hit 31 runs from 21 balls on Tuesday, an innings which included four fours. On Wednesday he was named as the captain of the upcoming IT20 series in Ireland.
Harshal Patel - The 31 year old quick bowler took one wicket in both of the opening games of the series but then dismissed Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada and Tabraiz Shamsi in Visakhapatnam.
IND Team Form
After two defeats on the bounce, India were very impressive on Tuesday and a case can certainly be made that they now have momentum in the series.
Keeper-batter Quinton de Kock had been expected to return from a wrist injury and take his place at the top of the order in the third IT20 but the South Africans chose not to risk him. We predict that he will come back into the side for this game but would not be surprised to see Heinrich Klassen retain his place behind the stumps.
SA Key Players
Quinton de Kock - The left-handed opener is an integral part of this South Africa side, particularly with the bat. He has scored 11 half-centuries in this format.
Heinrich Klassen - The wicket-keeper only got back into the team due to the injury to Quinton de Kock but he has taken his opportunity and top scored for his side in both games.
Kagiso Rabada - The right arm pace bowler added another dismissal to his tally in this series with the wicket of Dinesh Karthik in the penultimate over of India’s innings.
SA Team Form
After six successive wins in this format, South Africa were unable to make it seven on Tuesday. However, a victory in this game will give them a series win.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klassen (wk), Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj
Batting wise for India, we recommend Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreyas Iyer. Gaikwad hit his first international half-century in the third IT20 and will be buzzing with confidence ahead of this game.
Our batting tips for South Africa are Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen and Temba Bavuma. van der Dussen has scored 24 fifties and two centuries in international cricket since making his debut in 2018.
India showed their strength with bat and ball on Tuesday and we are expecting to see another strong performance from the home side in Rajkot. South Africa struggled under pressure in the last game and this will be another tough test. We are predicting a win for India to square the series at 2-2.
India are favorites to beat South Africa at odds of 1.57