Temba Bavuma: We’re playing to our strengths. We are not sure how the wicket will play because of the lack of stats. We heard from the domestic games that the wicket gets better and 180 is par. Rabada, Parnell, and Reeza miss out. Jansen, Quinton, and Ngidi return. Rabada and Parnell are both injured, so Jansen and Ngidi come in. Quinton is fit to play and we are glad to have him.
Rishabh Pant: We were looking to bowl. We are focusing on the process and not thinking of this as a must-win game. Our aim is to up the run rate in the middle overs. We are playing with the same team.
Post Match Presentation
Keshav Maharaj comes in on behalf of Temba Bavuma:
We thought we got better in the back of the innings but our performance with the ball was bad up top. Maybe it was a lack of proactivity we need to address. We never got going with the bat, there were no foundational partnerships and their bowlers were good. DK played really well. I am bowling well, hope to continue. We expect it to be a cracker in Bengaluru.
We talked about execution and here are the results! We can talk about toss but whichever team plays better generally wins. Really happy with Hardik putting up a stand while DK went for the kill, that’s when the bowlers felt the pressure. As an individual, there are points for improvement but am not too concerned.
Dinesh Karthik POTM for 55 (27):
Just feels good, I’m getting used to being interviewed with people I played with (he says as he speaks to Murali Kartik). I’m very secure in this set up. In the last game, things didn’t go well but I felt safe after going back to the dressing room. I am thinking a bit better and am able to assess situations better. That comes from planning and experience.
They bowled brilliantly up front, our openers could not get going. When I went in, Hardik told me to bide time. To execute things well is great. To go and be a local boy in Bengaluru, despite not representing RCB, is a thrill. The series is on the line which is great. Rahul Dravid has focused on what batters and bowlers need to do and not the results, the dressing room is secure and feels fuzzy which is good. That clarity and environment has helped.
India vs South Africa Highlights today, Friday 17-6-2022. 4th T20I (N), South Africa tour of India from Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot.
South Africa chose to field after winning the toss.
India team: 1 Ishan Kishan, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Shreyas Iyer, 4 Rishabh Pant (capt & wk), 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Dinesh Karthik, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Harshal Patel, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Avesh Khan, 11 Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa team: 1 Quinton de Kock, 2 Temba Bavuma (capt), 3 Dwaine Pretorius, 4 Rassie van der Dussen, 5 Heinrich Klaasen (wk), 6 David Miller, 7 Marco Jansen, 8 Keshav Maharaj, 9 Lungi Ngidi 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
South Africa: LWWWW
Head to Head In ODI’s: 18
IND Won: 10
SA Won: 8
Match Timings: 13:30 GMT | 19:00 Local
Umpires – Jayaraman Madanagopal, Nitin Menon
TV Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Anil Chaudhary
Match number – T20I no. 1572