The Indian cricket team faces South Africa in the fifth and deciding T20 International (T20I) on Sunday, June 19 at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. The India vs South Africa fifth T20I starts from 7:00 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
After losing the first two matches of the series, the makeshift Indian team led by Rishabh Pant showed impeccable character to draw the series level at 2-2 with back-to-back wins at Vizag and Rajkot.
It sets up the Bengaluru T20I to be the all-important series decider and both teams will go all out for the win on Sunday.
Temba Bavuma-led Proteas, meanwhile, will look to recover after two shock defeats against a severely weakened Indian team, missing key players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah, and wrap up the series that they were pretty much expected to win.
India vs South Africa 5th T20I odds
Bet365 odds: India: 1.53, South Africa:2.50
Betway odds: India: 1.53 South Africa: 2.40
Dafabet odds: India: 1.56, South Africa: 2.50
Melbet odds: India: 1.52 South Africa: 2.48
1xBet odds: India: 1.53, South Africa: 2.49
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
India vs South Africa head-to-head in T20Is
India and South Africa have played 19 T20I matches so far with India winning 11 while South Africa have won eight of them.
India vs South Africa 5th T20I probable playing XI
India: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
South Africa: Reeza Hendricks, Temba Bavuma (captain), Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (wicket-keeper), David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
India vs South Africa 5th T20I top picks
India: With big names like Rohit and Virat missing from India’s top order, Ishan Kishan has stepped up in a big way in this series. The hard-hitting batter is the highest scorer in the series with 191 runs, which have come at an impressive strike rate of 146.92. He already has two fifties in the four innings he has played.
South Africa: Though David Miller has struggled for form in the series having scored just 96 runs in his four innings at a strike rate of 165.51, the veteran campaigner is known for his ability to shine in big occasions. The decider in Bengaluru might just be the stage he needs to regain his form with the bat.
India vs South Africa 5th T20I prediction
Though India are without several key, the young team has done well to come back and draw the series level after trailing it 2-0. The feat will undoubtedly give the Men in Blue immense confidence heading into Sunday’s decider. Furthermore, the obvious home advantage makes India outright favourites to win the fifth T20I against South Africa and pocket the series.
India vs South Africa 5th T20I playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 27°C
Wind: 5 km/h