IND vs SA T20 Series: The third match of the ongoing India- South Africa T20 series is going to be a Do Or Die situation for team India. The Indian team, playing under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, has lost the first two matches against South Africa. The hosts India, who are 0-2 down in the five-match series, will have to win this match in any case when they go into the third T20 match against South Africa here on Tuesday.
The hosts, playing under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, have lagged 0-2 in this series. In such a situation, it will be a do-or-die competition for him. If we talk about Dr. Rajasekhara Reddy Stadium in Visakhapatnam, then in the T20 and ODI matches played here so far, only the team that bowls first has dominated. In such a situation, whichever team wins the toss, it will choose to field first.
Two T20 matches have been played: Here till now, Team India has played two T20 International matches on this ground. The team that bowled first has won both matches. The average score is 104 in the first innings and 105 runs in the second innings. The highest T20 score here is 127 runs. While the lowest 82 runs. In the 9 ODIs played here so far, batting first thrice while the team that bowled first has won five times.
Questions are being raised about Pant’s captaincy
Questions are also being raised on Pant’s decisions as captain. In the second match, the decision to send Axar Patel before Dinesh Karthik proved to be wrong. On the other hand, the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Aksar have disappointed so far. David Miller, Rassie Van Der Dussen, and Klaasen have slammed them.
Pressure will be on the captain
There will be a lot of pressure on captain Rishabh Pant in this do-or-die match. He has not been able to impress with his leadership ability and batting so far. He scored 29 and 5 runs respectively in the two T20 matches he has played so far. And opener Rituraj Gaikwad will also have to play by ticking. In the first match where Team India’s bowling was poor, in the second match, the batsmen were very disappointed.
ODI Rankings: India lags behind Pakistan
Following their recent success in the three-match series against West Indies in Multan, Babar Azam’s Pakistan team surpassed India in the latest ICC ODI rankings released on Monday. After a clean sweep in the series, Pakistan has 106 rating points and is 1 point ahead of India. Pakistan is in fourth and India is in fifth place. New Zealand remains the top team with 125 ranking points.
BCCI made a big announcement: Pension of former men, women cricketers and umpires to be increased
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday announced an increase in the monthly pension of former cricketers male and female and former umpires. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly said that it is very important for the cricket board to take care of the financial condition of its former cricketers and umpires.
900 personnel will get benefit: Board secretary Jay Shah said that about 900 personnel will be getting the benefit of this scheme in which more than 75% of beneficiaries will get a 100% increase.