In the fourth Twenty20 match between South Africa and India, would Arshdeep Singh take the position of Avesh Khan?
The fourth T20I between South Africa and India will take place on Friday night.
After losing the first two games of the five-match T20I series, Team India rebounded impressively by defeating the Proteas in the third game to stay in the match. Before bundling out the Proteas for 131 runs, the Rishabh Pant-led squad scored a total of 179/5 on the board. A professional performance was given. Harshal Patel (4/25) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/20), who stole the show with the ball from Ruturaj Gaikwad (57 off 35), Ishan Kishan (54 off 35), and Hardik Pandya, were the standout batters in the first half of the game (31 not out off 21).
India will be aiming to win again in order to even the series when the two teams next square off for the fourth T20I on Friday in Rajkot. On the other hand, the Proteas would aim to win the series.
For India’s fourth Twenty20 international game against South Africa, the following is our recommended starting lineup:
Ishan Kishan: The southpaw is currently enjoying a fantastic T20I series. He tops the scoring list with 164 runs in the first three games. In the series, Kishan has already scored two half-centuries.
Ruturaj Gaikwad: Gaikwad had scores of 23 and 1 in his first two games, which wasn’t encouraging. However, he has turned the tables in his favor with a commanding 57 off 35, which also happens to be his first fifty in an international competition.
Shreyas Iyer: Although the right-handed batsman has started the series well thus far, he hasn’t been able to play more innings. With someone like an effective Deepak Hooda warming the benches for the fourth T20I, Iyer would be hungry to do well.
Rishabh Pant: Although the temporary captain Pant has performed admirably, as a batter he has not stood out. In each of the last two games, he has scored fewer than ten points. He will attempt to play a significant knock in the next game.
Hardik Pandya: Despite hitting well down the order in this series, the all-rounder has struggled as a bowler. Given how effectively South African batters have performed in the series thus far, India needs Hardik to make a meaningful contribution with the ball as well.
In the few opportunities he has had to bat thus far in the series, Dinesh Karthik, who is coming off a fantastic IPL 2022 season, has excelled. But with the 2022 T20 World Cup in mind, the hot bat needs more playing experience against a top team like South Africa.
Axar Patel: The sole left-arm spinner on the current Indian team, despite having a disappointing series thus far, is expected to feature in every game of the series. He played admirably in the third T20I, posting figures of 1/28 in four overs.
Harshal Patel: The right-arm pacer’s series got off to a shaky start (1/43 in four overs). However, he came back strongly in the next two games, effectively aiding Bhuvneshwar Kumar and the Indian speed unit. Harshal recorded scores of 1/17 and 4/25 in the second and third T20Is, respectively.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Like Harshal, Bhuvneshwar struggled to get the series going (1/43 in four overs), but he recovered with a four-wicket haul in the second T20I and a strong showing in the third game. He and Harshal have the most wickets in the current series with six victories each.
Avesh Khan would probably not start for India if he performs poorly, according to Arshdeep Singh. India needs someone with Arshdeep Singh’s razor-sharp yorkers and remarkable economic rate, therefore he seems to be the front-runner for the job.
Yuzvendra Chahal: After being significantly outplayed by South African batters in the first two games of the series, Chahal finally seems to be returning to his typical form. In the third Twenty20 international, the street-smart leggie defeated South Africa with a score of 3/20, earning him Player of the Match recognition.