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India VS South Africa First T20I -India’s Winning Streak to Continue? Pant’s Captaincy Debut To Watch For

The Game will be played on the 9th of June(Thursday)  at Delhi’s Arjun Jaitely Stadium (Starting to stream at 7:00 PM on Star Sports and Disney Hotstar.)

The Indian Men’s Cricket team is on the verge of creating history in the T20 internationals by being the only team to have won 13 matches on the trot.

Currently, it is equaling the record with Afghanistan.

India and South Africa had locked horns almost 3 years ago in the shortest format of the game. The series had tied 1-1, though SA had crushed India in the last match by 9 wickets. Beuran Hendricks was the then Player of the Match , however, he is now not a part of the squad.

South Africa will be playing with its best men out there, whereas for India, it will be a tough task with a young and inexperienced team, with some of the debutants coming right out of an IPL season.

Starting from Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan, Ravi Bishnoi, and Arshdeep Singh to Pace sensation Umran Malik, all will be expecting a place in the playing eleven.

India will miss out on the likes of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, and Kl Rahul, who was initially assigned to lead the squad but due to an injury, had to be ruled out of the squad on Wednesday. Delhi capitals skipper Rishabh Pant was handed over the baton to become the third Indian wicket-keeper captain of India after Ms. Dhoni and KL Rahul.

Leggie Kuldeep Yadav, who had a dream comeback this IPL, also had to step back as he succumbed to injuries.

Dinesh Karthik (37 years) will be the most senior player representing the Men In Blue. Rewarded for his versatile performance in the IPL, Karthik can be of great help for India along with Hardik Pandya in the finisher’s role.

In the bowling department, Yuzvendra Chahal, who bagged the purple cap for 27 dismissals in the IPL, will be crucial.

From the South African Camp, all eyes will be on Quinton de Kock, who holds an average of 38.61 and a strike rate of 149 in 14 IPL this seasons, with three half-centuries and one ton.

The Game will be played on the 9th of June(Thursday) at Delhi’s Arun Jaitley Stadium (Starting to stream at 7:00 PM on Star Sports and Disney Hotstar.)

The Highest on the turf has been 202 however, 159 is the highest chased score record.

Probable 11 :

India. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (WK/C), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal.

South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi.

Full Squad: 

South Africa. Temba Bavuma(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell, Lungi Ngidi, Heinrich Klaasen, Marco Jansen, Tristan Stubbs.

India. Rishabh Pant(WK/C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer,  Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Deepak Hooda, Venkatesh Iyer, Arshdeep Singh, Ravi Bishnoi, Umran Malik.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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