India made a fine comeback by levelling the series in Ranchi. The focus now shifts to Delhi, where the decider of the India vs South Africa ODI series would happen on October 11th. Here, we look at the pitch report of Arun Jaitley Stadium and the weather conditions in Delhi for IND vs SA 2022.
India’s batting problems were slightly fixed on Sunday. While Ishan Kishan came back to form, Shreyas Iyer scored a century and made a statement. Sanju Samson has anyways been in good form and only the openers now need to step up. South Africa would look to stop that and win the series in Delhi.
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi pitch report for IND vs SA 2022
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Previously known as the Feroz Shah Kotla, the Arun Jaitley Stadium is one of the popular venues in the country. So far, the stadium has seen a total of 25 ODI encounters, which is actually a good number for a ground in India. Out of these games, teams chasing the total have won 12 matches and so have the teams batting first. That said, teams would prefer to chase in any limited-overs format in the current era.
The average score batting first is 235. Therefore, bowlers will always be in the game but the conditions offer good assistance to the batters if they settle in. Ricky Ponting had once scored a brilliant knock of 145 in 1998 and this is still the best batting display here. Kemar Roach’s 6/27 in the 2011 World Cup is the top bowling performance in Delhi.
Delhi weather conditions for IND vs SA 2022
The country is heading towards winter but the peak cold season is yet to arrive. Delhi is likely to see temperatures close to 28 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
Scattered thunderstorms are expected as per the predictions. In Lucknow, a few overs were lost and being in a similar region, Delhi could also pose a threat.