India and South Africa will play on October 30 in the Group Decider after both teams registered a win on October 27. South Africa defeated Bangladesh by a score of 104 runs and India defeated the Netherlands by a margin of 56 runs. If either team wins in Perth on October 30, they will almost certainly qualify for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 semi-finals.

With several matches being cut short or abandoned, the weather is contributing to the T20 World Cup 2022 being an interesting event. So, how will the weather in Perth be and how will the pitch at OPTUS Stadium behave?

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Perth’s weather condition

Perth’s temperature is expected to be around 18 degrees on October 30, with a further drop possible as the day progresses. There is no rain expected for the evening, which is good news for cricket fans, but the humidity is expected to be around 51%. So, the fans can expect a complete game.

Perth’s pitch report

Perth has a good, consistent pitch that will appease both bowlers and batters. However, batters will be eager to play their shots because they can rely on the bounce on this pitch, which will encourage quick bowlers to go all out. The quick outfield will also provide decent value for their shots. The batters may decide to concentrate their efforts on scoring in the narrower straight boundary.

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India, South Africa head to head

In ICC T20 World Cup competitions, India and South Africa have faced off five times. India has triumphed in 4 of these 5 matches, while South Africa has won just once. 

2007 – India won by 37 runs

2009 – South Africa won by 12 runs

2010 – India won by 14 runs

2012 – India won by 1 run

2014 – India won by 6 wickets

Highest total posted by India: 186

Highest total posted by South Africa: 172

Lowest total posted by India: 118

Lowest total posted by South Africa: 116