India go up against South Africa in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Perth Stadium in Australia on October 30, 2022. The match is scheduled to begin at 4:30 PM IST.

The Indian cricket team beat the Netherlands by 56 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) in their previous game of the tournament to make it back-to-back wins to kickstart the Super 12s. Earlier, India sealed a last-ball success against Pakistan in their opening match, thanks to Virat Kohli’s whirlwind knock of 82 runs.

Meanwhile, South Africa were enroute a dominant win against Zimbabwe in their opening Super 12 match but rain played spoilsport to deny the Proteas. The South African cricket team, powered by Rilee Rossouw’s century, upstaged Bangladesh in the following game by 104 runs.

As it stands, India lead the Group 2 points table at the T20 World Cup 2022 with four points after two games. South Africa are second in the group with three points, but boast of a net run rate of 5.200, which is significantly higher than that of the Indian team (1.425).

IND vs SA: Perth Stadium pitch report

The Perth Stadium pitch is one of the fastest in the cricketing world. While it offers great support to the pacers, spinners also tend to rejoice the bounce offered. Shot-making becomes an easier process for the batters, especially in the T20 format, considering the true bounce on the pitch.

The average first innings score at the Perth Stadium is 143 runs in T20 Internationals. In the T20 World Cup 2022, Australia’s run chase of 158 is the highest total at the venue. The other two games played at the Perth Stadium in this edition have been low-scoring encounters.

The straight boundaries at the Perth Stadium are shorter as compared to the square boundaries. Captains, who win the toss, tend to bowl first at the venue considering the dew factor. Three of the five T20Is at the Perth Stadium have been won by the team batting second.

IND vs SA: Perth Stadium weather forecast

The India vs South Africa, T20 World Cup 2022 match will start at 7:00 PM local time. The weather will be overcast and gloomy, while the temperature is expected to be around 12 degrees Celsius and the wind speed would be around 21 km/h.

According to the Bureau of Meteorology of the Government of Australia, there is a 30 percent chance of showers during the Super 12 match.


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