Eye on semifinals, Rohit Sharma & Co to arrive in Perth Friday, Practice on Saturday for BIG clash, Follow LIVE


IND vs SA LIVE: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE: India Practice Perth: After an emphatic victory in Sydney, Rohit Sharma &…

IND vs SA LIVE: ICC T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE: India Practice Perth: After an emphatic victory in Sydney, Rohit Sharma & Co will travel to Perth for the all-important match against SouthAfrica. The Rohit Sharma-led side will take on Proteas in their next Super 12 match at the Perth Stadium on Sunday. However, Team India will have an off-day on Friday. They will only have a full practice session on Saturday. Follow India vs SouthAfrica LIVE & Check T20 WC Super 12 Points Table LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN.

India are currently at the top of the Super 12 Group 2  points table with two consecutive victories over their arch-rivals Pakistan and the Netherlands respectively.

But as bowling coach Paras Mhambrey had, earlier, asserted, some of the players may give it a miss. It could be yet another optional session. But the likes of Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik and KL Rahul will look to have a full-practice session. KL Rahul had a bad day while Hardik and DK did not get time in the middle against Netherlands. Having already played in Perth during the build-up, India will be quite aware of the pace and bounce.

IND vs SA: Rohit Sharma & Co set to arrive in Perth on Friday, Practice Scheduled for Saturday for BIG South Africa clash, Follow ICC T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE Updates

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IND vs SA LIVE: What can be expected in the India vs South Africa clash?

  • India and SouthAfrica are separated by one point ahead of the mega clash on Sunday.
  • Whoever wins will get the top spot in Group 2 and put one foot in the semifinals.
  • The Men in Blue have looked in ominous form with two consecutive wins.
  • The Proteas will be high on confidence after thrashing Bangladesh by 104 runs.
  • The win has taken their Net Run Rate to an astonishing +5.200.
  • To be on the safer side, India will look to win all their Super 12 games and not bring in NRR into equation.
  • The Indian top-order batting line-up has looked in fine form.
  • The likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Suryakumar Yadav to continue in a similar fashion.
  • However, the triumvirate will be duly tested by the likes of premier SouthAfrican fast bowlers.
  • Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje have been on fire. And the Perth wicket which tends to offer plenty of pace and bounce will support their cause.

However, India’s bowling all-rounder Axar Patel had downplayed the threat from the South Africa pace battery. He believes that Virat Kohli can deliver against all the odds after notching up two consecutive half-centuries in the T20 World Cup 2022.

“We will plan about it. We will play our normal brand of cricket we have been playing without worrying about bouncy pitches and the fact that they have bowlers like Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada. We also have our Virat bhai (Virat Kohli) in form,” Axar Patel said at the post-match press conference.

A win for India, meanwhile, will mean that they will virtually qualify for the semi-finals.

IND vs SA LIVE: Rohit Sharma & Co set to arrive in Perth on Friday, Practice Scheduled for Saturday for BIG South Africa clash, Follow ICC T20 World Cup 2022 LIVE Updates

ICC T20 World Cup 2022 Super 12 Group 2 Points Table

POS TEAM PLAYED WON LOST N/R TIED NET RR POINTS
1  India 2 2 0 0 0 1.425 4
2  South Africa 2 1 0 1 0 5.2 3
3  Zimbabwe 2 1 0 1 0 0.05 3
4  Bangladesh 2 1 1 0 0 -2.375 2
5  Pakistan 2 0 2 0 0 -0.05 0
6  Netherlands 2 0 2 0 0 -1.625 0

India T20 WC Squad: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, R Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohammad Shami. Standby Players: Shreyas Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur

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