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India vs South Africa 2022: 5th T20 Predicted Playing 11 for both Teams

Rishabh Pant finding for his maiden T20I series win as we look at 2022 India vs South Africa 5th T20 predicted fantasy playing 11.

When Team India lost the first two matches of the T20I series, most Critics thought it would be a whitewash for Team India just like how India suffered recently without Rohit Sharma as the Captain. But how dare we thought India would suffer a series whitewash when the inspirations are drawn from the 2020-21 BG Test series. 

Having lost 4 tosses in a row, and being asked to bat first on all the ocassions, the leadership of Rahul Dravid and Rishabh Pant inspired some brilliant comebacks in the last two matches and helped level the series 2-2 after trailing 0-2 in the first 2 matches. With the final match to go, India would want to end on a high note, and register their first series victory under Rishabh Pant. 

From the team standpoint, what changes will both teams make? Or will they stick to the same playing 11? Let’s find out in 2022 India vs South Africa 5th T20 best predicted playing 11. Before that, let’s look at the full squad for Team India and key match details. 

India vs South Africa 2022 – Official T20 Series Squad for Team India: 

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad & Shreyas Iyer

Wks: Dinesh Karthik, Ishan Kishan & Rishabh Pant 

All-rounders: Axar Patel, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya & Venkatesh Iyer

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik & Yuzvendra Chahal

Coach: Rahul Dravid // Captain: Rishabh Pant // Vice-captain: Hardik Pandya

Match Details:

Tournament: South Africa Tour of India 2022 

Type: T20I Series – 5th T20I

Where: Bengaluru

When: June 19, 7 pm IST

Playing 11 for Both Teams:

Honestly, I don’t remember the last time India did not change their team in the first 4 matches of a series. But this team under the leadership of Rahul Dravid seems to trust the process more than the result. Hence, they are giving enough opportunities to the players even if they aren’t living up to the expectations. 

With just one final match to go, expect Team India to stick to the same playing 11. While Ruturaj Gaikwad hasn’t had the best of 4 matches so far. His fifty in the third T20I suggested that if he can give time to himself, he can come out stronger. Similarly, Axar didn’t do well in the first two T20Is, but made a superb comeback in the next two T20Is. 

From the performance standpoint, one player that needs to make a mark at the International T20 arena, is Rishabh Pant. Having played 47 T20Is so far, Rishabh Pant hasn’t set the format on fire with only 740 runs to his name. He may have played a few good knocks, but given the talent he is, we expect better from Rishabh Pant, the batter. 

India vs SA 2022: 5th T20 Predicted Playing 11 for Team India

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C&WK), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan & Yuzvendra Chahal

From South Africa’s team standpoint, Temba Bavuma got injured while batting in the fourth T20I. He took a nasty bouncer from Bhuvneshwar, which hit his shoulder and then the helmet. Unfortunately, he took off the field after this incident, and didn’t come to bat later. 

With the next match scheduled just a day later, his participation remains doubtful. In case Temba doesn’t make it, Reeza Hendricks should replace him. However, who will captain the side in Bavuma’s absence remains to be seen. Meanwhile, in the bowling and all-rounder department, South Africa could look to continue playing the same players. 

India vs SA 2022: 5th T20 Predicted Playing 11 for South Africa

Quinton de Kock (WK), Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie Van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje & Lungi Ngidi 

Best Fantasy XI Prediction for India vs South Africa 2022 – 5th T20I 

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Quinton de Kock & David Miller

Wks: Rishabh Pant & Heinrich Klaasen 

All-rounders: Dwaine Pretorius & Hardik Pandya 

Bowlers: Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal & Anrich Nortje 

Alternate CVC Choice: Shreyas Iyer & Quinton de Kock

Please note that some of the things are also dependent on the toss, so do check our Telegram channel for live updates on actual playing 11 and fantasy tips. Channel link in the Author bio section. 

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