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Rain To Spoil The Game In the Rajkot T20 Between India And South Africa?
By CricShots - Jun 17, 2022 10:45 am
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India witnessed a rough start in the ongoing five-match T20I series against South Africa as they suffered back-to-back losses in the first couple of games. The hosts failed to defend a score in the capital city despite piling up a huge tally of 211 runs, while in the following encounter in Cuttack the batting unit crumbled and managed a paltry 148-6 on the board.

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Rajkot stadium

Rishabh Pant and his men then managed to produce a dominating performance in the third encounter in Visakhapatnam, which the Men in Blue won by a comprehensive margin of 48 runs. Going into the fourth encounter, which will be played in Rajkot, the hosts will look to get things back on level terms and force the final T20I into a series decider.

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However, apart from the in-form Proteas unit, there is one more challenge that could dent India’s hope in the weather in Rajkot. It will be difficult for the cricketers to perform from both the teams as Rajkot has received rain and there are chances of showers playing a spoilsport in the match on Friday as well.

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India lost the 2nd T20I against South Africa

According to the latest reports of the weather department available on weather.com, the conditions in Rajkot are expected to be cloudy on Friday, with chances of scattered thunderstorms towards the evening. The humidity is expected to remain at 77 percent and wind speed ranges between 15 to 25 km/h.

Going into the contest, it is highly unlikely to see India tweak their winning combination, especially after a commanding performance in the third T20I. 

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The South African camp will be hoping to see Quinton de Kock make comeback in the playing XI in Rajkot as he has been recovering well after a wrist injury. His teammate Anrich Nortje in the pre-match press conference confirmed that the wicket-keeper batter was seen training hard ahead of the encounter.

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