India will be playing their third game of the Super 12 stage against South Africa in the ICC T20 World Cup 2022. Both of the teams have played a couple of matches in the tournament so far. After a nail-biting win against their arch-rivals Pakistan in their opening games, the India team registered a dominating 56-run win over the Netherlands. Having won 2 matches in 2 games, they are currently the table-toppers in the Super 12 stage and will be taking on the field once again to strike a hat-trick of wins here.
On the other hand, South Africa has had an unfortunate start to the tournament as their first game got abandoned due to rain. However, they annihilated Bangladesh by winning the gam with a huge margin of 104 runs in the second game. They are currently standing second to India on the points table. This will be a crucial game for both of these teams as the fate of this game will decide the fate of other teams in Group 2 as well.
Considering the team combinations, another cracking contest is expected here on Sunday. In the 23 meetings between the two sides, India is leading the charts 12-9 against the Proteas in the head-to-head battles. India is ahead in the last 5 meetings with a 4-1 margin. Another electrifying contest is anticipated in Perth between these two sides.
South Africa is one of the sides with a string of Southpaws and Ravichandran Ashwin, who warmed up with a brace against the Netherlands, will be a big match-up advantage. He has 10 wickets from 9 matches against Proteas at an economy of 6.81. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been similarly impressive (14 wickets from 11 matches at 6.80 ER) and has been a menace for South Africa in the first 6 overs where the Proteas have lost 17 wickets across seven innings against India this year.
Probable XI: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh
South Africa is unlikely to play both their left-arm spinners against India unless pitch support spinners. Part of the reason for that is down to how India smashed Tabraiz Shamsi in the series ahead of the T20 World Cup. Shamsi conceded at an economy over 10 each time and the Proteas are likely to swap him out for an extra pacer. They will then have to toss up between Lungi Ngidi and Marco Jansen for that role.
Probable XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, Tristan Stubbs, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi/Lungi Ngidi/Marco Jansen
Fantasy XI Suggestion 1:
Quinton de Kock (vc), Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Rilee Rossouw, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
Fantasy XI Suggestion 2:
Quinton de Kock (vc), Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, Rilee Rossouw (c), David Miller, Aiden Markram, Hardik Pandya (vc), Arshdeep Singh, Mohammed Shami, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich