Although he made his lowest score of the series on Friday, Ishan Kishan still looked good and hit four boundaries in his knock. The opener is our tip for India’s highest run scorer in Bangalore. Yuzvendra Chahal has taken 6 wickets in the series and the spinner is well worth backing as India’s top wicket taker in this match.
Quinton de Kock has a highest score of 22 in the series so far but he is a man for the big occasion and we expect him to be South Africa’s highest run scorer against India in this IT20. With the ball, Anrich Nortje has taken 4 wickets across the four matches and he is our pick for South Africa’s top wicket taker in this game.
Ishan Kishan has struck 21 fours and nine sixes across the four IT20s. The left-hander is our prediction for the Player to Hit The Most Sixes in the series decider.
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India vs South Africa 5th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
IND vs SA 5th T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
The final match of the IT20 series between India and South Africa takes place in Bangalore at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday evening. India were dominant in Friday’s fourth IT20 in Rajkot, coming away with an 82 run victory to level the series at 2-2. Read on as we preview this decisive evening fixture. The fifth IT20 begins at 19:00 local time.
India have won the last two games by margins of 48 and 82 runs. The team has produced stronger performances as the series has progressed and they look to be in very strong form.
South Africa were bowled out for 131 in the final over on Tuesday but were dismissed for only 87 from 16.5 overs on Friday. Their batting is a concern and they must improve in this discipline if they are to compete in this game.
India vs South Africa 5th 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.
Each time the toss winning captain in this series has been Temba Bavuma and he has chosen to field first in all four games. It would be a big surprise if either captain wins the toss and chooses to bat first.
IND vs SA Pitch Report
This is the first time this ground has been used for an IT20 since South Africa beat India by 9 wickets in September 2019. We expect a par score to be over 160 on this surface which will have some pace in it.
There is a reasonable chance of rain during the first scheduled hour of the game. After that the temperature will be in the low 20s with high humidity.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for India vs South Africa 5th T20 Match 2022
India Team News & Playing 11
IND Team News
The home side played the same XI for the fourth consecutive game in the series which meant that Avesh Khan retained his place after three wicketless appearances. Khan responded with 4-18 and it would be a big surprise if India made any changes ahead of this final match.
IND Key Players
Ishan Kishan- the left-handed opener is approaching 200 runs for the series but was dismissed for 27 from 26 balls on Friday. He is averaging 47.75 over the four games.
Hardik Pandya- the all-rounder bowled one over which went for 12 runs at the start of the South Africa innings but he earlier contributed a very handy 46 runs from 31 balls.
Yuzvendra Chahal- the 31 year old spinner followed up his Player of the Match Award on Tuesday with 2-21 on Friday. He dismissed Heinrich Klaasen and Anrich Nortje.
IND Team Form
India will be very pleased with their progression and development as a side in this series. Even without some of their most experienced players, they are still targeting a third successive win.
There were three changes for South Africa ahead of the fourth game. Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell were both injured with Reeza Hendricks dropped. In their place came Quinton de Kock, Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen. Temba Bavuma injured his elbow in Rajkot but we expect him to play in this match.
SA Key Players
Quinton de Kock- the opener was looking strong with 14 runs from 12 balls before he was run-out due to a mix-up with Dwaine Pretorius. He is an attacking player from the first ball in this format.
Keshav Maharaj- the spinner took over the captaincy from Temba Bavuma during South Africa’s reply on Friday. Earlier in the game he had dismissed Rishabh Pant.
Anrich Nortje- the South African pace bowler had gone wicketless in Tuesday’s defeat but got the key wicket of in form opener Ishan Kishan in the fourth IT20.
SA Team Form
Momentum is such a key part of T20 cricket and South Africa no longer have it or form. They have lost successive IT20s for the first time since June last year.
South Africa Predicted Playing 11
Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klassen (wk), Marco Jansen, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj
IND vs RSA Team Form in Last Five Matches
IND : W W L L W
RSA : L L W W W
India vs South Africa Head to Head
India notched up their 11th victory over South Africa in this format on Friday. The home side have never beaten South Africa in three successive IT20s.
IND vs SA Head to Head Stats in T20's
India vs South Africa Betting Odds
The bookies have the home side as favourites to win this final IT20 of the series and complete a fine turnaround from when they were 2-0 down.
Who will win India vs South Africa 5th T20 Match?
Only three players have hit more than 100 runs so far in the series. Ishan Kishan is the leading run scorer by 73 runs ahead of this final IT20.
India’s performance levels have increased as the series has progressed with South Africa’s going in the opposite direction. As a result, it will be very hard for South Africa to regain the initiative ahead of this match. We are predicting a close game than on Friday but another win for India.
India are favorites to beat South Africa at odds of 1.53