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The India team is against South Africa in their encounter at the T20 World Cup 2022, at Perth Stadium on October 30. The Men in Blue have won their two encounters so far and a win against the Proteas team will almost seal their place in the semi-finals.
Meanwhile, India’s former cricketer and veteran Sunil Gavaskar said India hold an advantage over South Africa due to their good bowling team. Gavaskar also felt that only a few African batters are in good shape in the tournament.
They’ve been on a roll in the T20 World Cup: Gavaskar in India squad
“This time the preparation has been fantastic. They came 18 days before their first match. They spent a week or 10 days in Perth. Maybe they didn’t play in the new stadium, but they trained at the old WACA. But in the new stadium, the ground was brought from the old stadium and that’s why you see a lot of bounce and a lot of carry. Training for what they are going to get in matches has been very smart, very well thought out,” Gavaskar told India Today.
“I imagine the game will be slightly in favor of the Indians. They were on a roll and struck well. Against Pakistan they kept their cool and against the Netherlands they showed ruthlessness. For South Africa, apart from a few of their hitters, they haven’t been in the best of shape India have the new ball attack to tackle that,” added Gavaskar.
As mentioned above, the Men in Blue have won both matches in the tournament so far and they will be looking to extend their dominance against South Africa. The Proteas, meanwhile, will be looking to give their 100% on the pitch and defeat the strong Men in Blue side to advance in the competition.