India are set to square off against South Africa in the fourth fixture of the 5-match T20I series at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot on Friday, June 17.
India won the last clash by a great margin. However, they are trailing behind in the series and they have a great chance to level up with the Proteas. The Men in Blue had posted a strong total of 179 runs on the board, on the back of the contributions from the openers, Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Dwaine Pretorius was the most successful bowler. Then, Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal were impressive with their bowling efforts to help India win by 48 runs. The top run-scorer for Proteas was Heinrich Klaasen.
South Africa, on the other hand, will want to put on a better effort as compared to their last outing to seal the series. The visitors have played some good cricket in the series so far and the senior batters including Temba Bavuma, David Miller, and Heinrich Klaasen will want to score some runs for their side in the match.
WAGING ODDS: India (1.53) Vs South Africa (2.40)
India are the favorites and are priced at 1.53, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹153.
South Africa are the underdogs and priced at 2.40 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹240.
The wicket at Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium is batting-friendly and several high-scoring games have been witnessed on the track. Skipper winning the toss might want to have a bowl first. Given the last performance, the Men in Blue are likely to clinch a win and level the series before the decider.
Prediction: India to win