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IND vs SA 4th T20I Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: India vs South Africa, 4th T20I (IND vs SA)

Date: June 17, Friday, 7:00 PM IST

Venue: Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot

India will play South Africa in the fourth game of the five-match T20I series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on Friday, June 17.

After losing the first two T20Is, India made a strong comeback in the third game to avoid a series defeat and keep themselves alive in the hunt for the trophy. Batting first, India put up a total of 179 runs on the board on the back of half centuries from openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan. Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel then picked up seven wickets between them to bowl out the visitors for 131 runs.

For India to level the series by winning the fourth T20I, the likes of Shreyas Iyer and captain Rishabh Pant will have to contribute with the bat. The Kolkata Knight Riders will be looking to convert the 20s and 30s into a big score while Pant, who has two back to back single digit scores in the second and third ODI, will have to find his form.

Ahead of the fourth game, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for IND vs SA, 4th T20I

The surface at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is batting-friendly where the average first innings score is 183. Out of three T20Is played at this venue, two have been won by the team chasing the score. The highest and lowest T20I total recorded on this ground is 202 for 4 and 196 for 2.

The weather in Rajkot will be partly cloudy with some chance of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 30 to 35 degrees during the game.

India team news and predicted XI

Team news: India are unlikely to make changes to their playing XI which has remained the same in all the three T20Is played so far. But if they decide to hand a debut to one between Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik, Avesh Khan will likely be benched.

Predicted XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan

South Africa team news and predicted XI

Team news: There is still no update on the fitness of Quinton de Kock, who missed out on the Cuttack and Vizag games after suffering a wrist injury. In his place, Heinrich Klaasen was brought into the playing XI, a decision which paid well. Meanwhile, Aiden Markram is returning home after completing his quarantine.

Predicted XI:  Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje

Head to head record

India and South Africa have met each other in 18 T20Is of which India have won 10 and South Africa 8.  In the last five matches between the two teams South Africa lead 3-2.

Total games – 18

India – 10

South Africa – 8

Last five games

India – 2

South Africa – 3

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for IND vs SA, 4th T20I

Ishan Kishan – wicketkeeper batsman, India

Ishan Kishan drew flak for underperforming in IPL 2022 despite being the season’s most expensive player. But he silenced the critics with significant performances in the on-going T20I series. The opener scored 76 in the first game, 34 in the second and 54 in the third. He is the leading run-getter for India in the series with 164 runs at a strike rate of 157.69. In all, Kishan has an average and strike rate of 37.75 and 132.45 in 13 T20 internationals. He is priced at 9 credits for this game.

Hardik Pandya – all-rounder, India

Captain Hardik Pandya has played a good cameo down the order. He has scored 71 runs in three innings at a strike rate of 157.77 and also picked up three wickets in the first ODI. He was one of the star performers in the recent IPL which has further increased his value across fantasy platforms. Pandya is the most expensive all-rounder for this game at 9.5 credits.

Harshal Patel – bowler, India

Harshal Patel was at his absolute best in the third T20I, where he picked up four wickets for 25 runs. Earlier, he picked up a wicket each in the first two ODIs.

Heinrich Klaasen – wicketkeeper batsman, South Africa

Heinrich Klaasen was included in the playing XI after Quinton de Kock was ruled out with injury. Making the most of the opportunity, Klaasen scored 81 in Cuttack and 29 in Vizag and will now be looking for another big score in the fourth game to help his team win the series.

David Miller – batsman, South Africa

David Miller scored only three runs in the third T20I but he got scores of 64* and 20* in the first two games. Miller, who was one of Gujarat Titans’ best players in IPL 2022, boasts of a strike rate of 141.78 in his T20 international career.

MPL fantasy XI – IND vs SA, 4th T20I

IND vs SA – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The India vs South Africa T20I series will be televised on the Star Sports Network in India. You can also watch the game on the Disney + Hotstar app. The match will begin at 7.00 PM IST on June 17.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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