India vs South Africa is another great fixture to watch out for. This clash has its own historical significance to sporting events.
India-South Africa is also a group decider fixture in the second group.
India vs South Africa: When and Where to Watch
India vs South Africa will be played at the Optus Stadium in front of a crowd capacity of 70,000.
|Date||Friday, 28th October 2022|
|Kick-off (India):||4:30 PM (IST)|
|Kick-off (UK):||11:00 AM (BST)|
|Kick-off (Australia):||7:00 PM (AWST)|
|Kick-off (South Africa):||1:00 PM (ACT)|
Where to watch India vs South Africa in India?
Viewers in India and South Asia can watch the game with the help of a Disney+ Hotstar streaming subscription and also tune in to Star Network Television service.
Where to watch India vs South Africa in the UK?
In the United Kingdom, Sky Sports will provide the match broadcasting of the India vs South Africa opener.
Live commentary of the match will also be provided by the BCC radio FM.
Where to watch India vs South Africa in Australia and South Africa?
The ongoing T20 World Cup Super 12 fixture will be live telecast at Fox Network in Australia whereas SuperSport will provide it in South Africa.
India vs South Africa Pitch Conditions
Perth has a new multi-purpose venue, Optus Stadium. It is one of the seven stadiums to host the ICC event. After, the redevelopment of WACA stadium, Optus is the new home for cricket in Perth.
It has not hosted many matches in the last couple of years due to covid restrictions.
So, the pitch will definitely have something for the pacers as there is a good amount of bounce in the track. The fast bowler can surprise the batsman with short balls.
However, the batsman will love to bat on the flat track of Perth’s Optus Stadium.
A total of two matches have been played in this new stadium and the team batting first and second has won each match.
The average score in this pitch is 157 runs whereas the highest score is 208/6 scored by England and the lowest score is 106/8 by Pakistan.
India vs South Africa: Head-to-Head
India and South Africa have faced each other 20 times in the T20I matches, out of which India has won 11 matches whereas South Africa has managed to come victorious on nine occasions.
On the other hand, India has a poor record at home in T20I against South Africa, losing five out of nine matches played.
Players to Watch Out for
Virat Kohli is the top-order right-handed batsman for team India.
He has scored 3712 runs in 109 matches and second highest run scorer in the T20I only 25 runs behind Rohit Sharma.
Kohli has managed to score one century and 34 half-centuries at an average of 50.84. He has a strike rate of 138.09 and most fifties in the T20I format.
Virat Kohli is also the fastest player to score 3000 and 3500 runs.
Arshdeep Singh is a left-arm medium-fast bowler who plays for the Indian national team.
He has been recently picked up for the national side after performing well in the Indian Premier League.
He has taken 19 wickets in 13 T20I matches at an economy of 8.14.
Wayne Dillon Parnell is a left-arm medium-fast South African bowler.
He has played 48 T20I matches in which he managed to take 52 wickets.
Parnell is a veteran in the game of cricket which will surely help the Proteas in this T20 World Cup.
Aiden Kyle Markram is the right-handed batsman who opens the inning for the Proteas.
He has played 26 T20I matches and scored 780 runs with an average of 41.05. His highest score is 70 in the 20-over format.
Winners Prediction for India vs South Africa
India-South Africa is always the entertaining fixture in the T20I format with both teams having lethal bowling units.
India is at top of its game and tearing every team while coming into the tournament so we will believe India might emerge victorious and also top the group.
India vs South Africa Predicted Playing XI
India XI: Rohit Sharma(C), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneswar Kumar.
South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma(C), Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada.