IND vs SA: India were blown away by South Africa as they chased down 211 to clinch the 1st T20I. It was the visitor’s highest successful run chase in T20Is. Ishan Kishan led the way with a breezy 76 of 48 balls to lay the foundation. Hardik Pandya’s brutal show with the bat helped India post a daunting total. Discover the ten best online betting sites in India and start betting online for this season.

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Chasing a massive total, India appeared to have the upper hand, with David Miller (64*) the only one who threatened to take the game away. In the final four overs, South Africa needed 56 runs with Rassie Van der Dussen (75*) struggling. But the moment, the right-hander changed his bat it brought a new lease of life to the chase. Rassie went full throttle as he collected 44 runs in overs 17 and 18 to completely change the momentum.

India had a lot of positives, starting with an excellent powerplay and building on that by going after the spinners in the middle overs. However, the bowling, especially need some fixing as India look to get back to winning ways. Rishabh Pant and co will have to make three tactical changes ahead of the second T20I at Cuttack.

IND vs SA: These 3 changes can help India get back on track

1) Proper Utilisation of Yuzvendra Chahal

IND vs SA: India Need to make 3 tactical changes ahead of the second T20I
IND vs SA: India Need to make 3 tactical changes ahead of the second T20I

It was rather baffling to see Yuzvnedra Chahal not completing his full quota in the first T20I. The leggie was the highest wicket-taker in the recently concluded IPL. Despite his ability to turn games around with crucial wickets, the leg spinner bowled only two overs in the first T20 International. He conceded 26 runs in 2.1 overs and had no significant impact on the game.

However, Chahal has done it umpteen times in IPL and for team India. Pant should take a leaf out of Sanju Samson’s captaincy this year. RR had concerns with their death bowling so Samson kept Chahal for the end overs. The result: Chahal picked up 14 wickets between overs 15-20 in IPL 2022, the most by any bowler with a min of 40 balls. When the pacers were going for bonkers in the slog overs, Pant could have given at least one over to Chahal at the death. That said, Chahal is expected to play a vital role in the spin-friendly conditions at Cuttack. Download one of the best betting apps with a user-friendly design, and plenty of payment options, and enjoy all features and bonuses here on our site.

2) Umran Malik’s pace in the middle overs

IND vs SA: India Need to make 3 tactical changes ahead of the second T20I
IND vs SA: India Need to make 3 tactical changes ahead of the second T20I

Apart from Avesh Khan. no other Indian pacer looked threatening in the first T20I. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel took wickets but never looked like they were going to settle in and leaked plenty of runs. Umran Malik’s raw pace will always be lethal, and he has yet to make his international debut. The right-arm quick can consistently hit speeds of more than 150 km/h, and he could replace one of the seamers, Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Harshal Patel (given his niggle).

Moreover, Malik has the ability to take wickets both with the new ball and in the middle overs. The 22-year-old has taken 19 wickets out of 22, between overs 7-15, the most by any pacer in that phase. Also, with the T20 World Cup 2022 in India, it will be critical for the team to give Malik enough game time, as he can make a significant difference. He has the ability to hit the toe-crushing Yorkers and had a great season with SRH under Dale Steyn.

3) Arshdeep Singh’s calmness at death

IND vs SA: India Need to make 3 tactical changes ahead of the second T20I
IND vs SA: India Need to make 3 tactical changes ahead of the second T20I

Punjab retained Arshdeep Singh ahead of the season, and he repaid their faith by becoming their go-to bowler in the death overs. His economy of 7.58 in that phase was second only to Jasprit Bumrah’s 7.38 among those who bowled at least ten overs at the death. He took ten wickets in 14 games with an economy of 7.70. Bet online by checking more expert betting tips from our professional expert tipsters.

However, his important trait is being calm even while delivering those crucial overs at the death. Arshdeep has nailed 38 yorkers to perfection in IPL 2022, the most by any pacer this season. Arshdeep being a left-arm seamer adds a different dimension to the bowling unit. India has been craving a left-arm pacer in the limited-overs format for a long time.

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