After making an emphatic comeback in the series, India will take on the visitors South Africa in the fifth and final T20I match, to be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on June 19 (Sunday). The series is evenly poised on 2-2 and both teams will want to win the final match and grab the trophy.
After losing the first two matches, the Men in Blue made an excellent comeback and thrashed the Proteas in the third and fourth matches comfortably. However, the home side cannot rest easy as South Africa has also played some excellent cricket in the series, and they will be desperate to come on top against India.
Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Date and Time: June 19, 7:00 PM IST
Telecast and Live Streaming: Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar
Short boundaries and a good batting track describe the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. However, the spinners also tend to get some assistance from the wicket, and tweakers from both sides will be looking to make the most of it. The skipper winning the toss might prefer to bowl first.
Probable playing XI
Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks/Temba Bavuma (c), Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje
Probable Top Performers
Probable best batter of the match
Ishan Kishan is the leading run-scorer in the series with 191 runs in just four matches. The left-handed batter is playing at an excellent average of almost 48, and he scores runs at a brisk pace as well. The left-handed batter will want to continue his good form in the series decider as well.
Probable best bowler of the match
Ranked number three in ICC T20 rankings, spinner Tabraiz Shamsi is not having a good time in the series as he has scalped only one wicket so far. However, the left-arm spinner can turn out to be a match-winner for his side during the fifth T20I. Shamsi bowls slow through the air and has a lot of variations. He also has an idea of the conditions at Chinnaswamy as he was previously associated with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL.