India is scheduled to face South Africa for a five-match T20I series, with the opening match set for 9 June 2022 (Thursday) at 7:00 pm at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
South Africa has won four of their past five Twenty20 Internationals. In India, they have not yet lost a T20I series. Both teams have won twice in the past five T20Is between India and South Africa, with the fifth game being called off due to rain.
Kagiso Rabada is a bowler who currently possesses all of the necessary skills but lacks the mindset and approach to consistently produce on the big stage. He has done it before, and he can do it again. Rabada got the most wickets of any fast bowler in the recently finished IPL (23 wickets in 13 matches) and was the biggest game-changer for his franchise Punjab Kings, who missed to enter the playoffs yet again.
With the World Cup only six months away, the 27-year-old right-handed bowler must stay in top condition, as he and his mates are well aware of how destructive a single poor game can be to the team’s World Cup prospects.
Rabada has played 40 Twenty20 Internationals and has grabbed 49 wickets with an average of 25.40.
Since 2015, Rabada has played 12 matches against India in all forms. Rabada has 81 maidens in 362.3 overs while conceding 1081 runs, which is higher than against any other team he has faced. He has 44 wickets with an economy of 2.98 and an average of 24.56.
During the Proteas’ tour of India, he has played six matches, taking nine wickets and conceding 396 runs at an average of 44.00.