India vs South Africa 1st T20 Preview
India vs South Africa 1st T20 Preview : The Indian cricket team will begin preparations for the T20 World Cup with a five-match T20I series with South Africa, starting with the first match at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi.
After a busy IPL season, the Indian cricket team is ready to face South Africa in the five-match T20I series, which begins on Thursday. With the T20 World Championship in a few months, the trip to Australia will begin with the first T20I at Arun Jaitley Stadium.
A series of five matches against South Africa will give head coach Rahul Dravid a chance to try many options in various positions. With many specialists on the T20 involved in the team after a successful IPL trip, the series will definitely provide a much better idea of who can board a plane to Australia.
1st T20: India vs South Africa Playing XI
At his last press conference, Dravid wasted no time on speaking about playing XI and it will be interesting to see who KL Rahul’s opening partner will be. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan are fighting for the second opening slot. Meanwhile, in the middle of the advance, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant are likely to strengthen middle order, while Deepak Hooda and Hardik Pandya will be lower strikers alongside Dinesh Karthik as finisher.
Amidst all the talk of speed sensation, Umran Malik, Dravid announced that Jammu Express would be in on the bench for first few games. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Avesh Khan should be named as pacers in India unless there is a last-minute injury.
India vs South Africa 1st T20 Preview (Playing 11)
India Playing XI (probable): KL Rahul(c), Ishan Kishan/Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik/Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal.
South Africa Playing XI (probable): Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (C), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje.
India vs South Africa head to head
In direct comparison, India has a slight advantage as it has won nine of 15 matches against the Proteas.
IND vs SA 1st T20 live toss and match timings
India Live Match vs. South Africa will start at 19:00 IST, with the toss taking place 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the match, ie at 18:30 IST.
India vs South Africa Live Telecast details:
Match broadcasts live Star Sports – Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 3, and Star Sports 2 HD.
IND vs SA 1st T20I live streaming
Online streaming of the first match between India and South Africa T20 will be available on Disney + Hotstar.