India take on South Africa in the fifth and final T20I in Bengaluru on Sunday, June 19. India levelled the series with back to back wins in the third and fourth T20I to set up the decider in the fifth T20I. They won the fourth T20I by 82 runs, their biggest victory over South Africa in terms of runs.
The Proteas after winning the first two games have lost the next two. They are chasing history as they have not lost a bilateral series across formats against India in India since 2011. India, on the other hand, has not lost a bilateral T20I series at home since 2019. One of these two records will change come Sunday.
The Indian team management have backed a set of players in the first four games. After having an ordinary outing in the first two games, the players bounced back in the next two games. Barring any last-minute injuries, the same XI players should play the final T20I In Bengaluru as well.
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After scoring his maiden T20I fifty in the third T20I, Gaikwad fell cheaply again in Rajkot. In the final T20I, he needs to get another substantial score under his belt and needs to give his team a good start.