The governing body of Indian cricket, BCCI has confirmed that they are all set to welcome South Africa in the month of June 2022 for a bilateral series of 5 T20 matches between both teams. So, the cricket fans will not miss the IPL because South Africa will come to India just after the conclusion of the IPL. The decided venues for all five matches are Delhi, Rajkot, Chennai, Cuttack, and Vizag.
India vs South Africa T20 series will begin on 9th June 2022 with the first match which will be contested at MA Chidambaram Stadium - Chepauk, Chennai. M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore will then host the 2nd T20 on 12th June 2022, the third T20I will be played at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur on 14th June 2022, then both the team will move to Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot for the 4th T20 on 15th June 2022, and the series will conclude at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi on 19th June 2022.
Considering the T20 World Cup 2022, the T20 series between India and South will be beneficial to prepare themselves for the World Championship in Australia. Rohit Sharma will lead the team while Temba Bavuma will take command of South Africa under the guidance of Mark Boucher. As of March 2022, South Africa stands at the 5th position, on the other hand, India is listed at the top position in the ICC T20 Team ranking.
It is interesting to know that India played their maiden T20 international match against South Africa at Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on 1 December 2006 where India defeated South Africa by 6 wickets and Dinesh Karthik was the Man of the Match. In terms of Ind vs SA head to head in T20, both the teams have faced each other on 15 occasions in which India won 9 T20 whereas South Africa got victory 6 times. This shows that India has got a better winning percentage and ruled over SA in T20 international.
Overall, the Indian team has taken part in the 159 T20 international matches in which they have won 101 matches and lost 51 T20I. On the other hand, South Africa contested 147 T20I in which they won 85 matches and lost 60 matches. South Africa has never been able to reach the final of the T20I World Cup while India has become the T20 World Champions in 2007, so it would be interesting to see how both the teams will perform against each other in the month of June.