After KL Rahul was ruled out of the series owing to injury, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishan Kishan will begin the batting alongside Ishan Kishan. Fast bowling duties will be shared by Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and death overs specialist Harshal Patel.
At the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, the first match of the T20I series between India and South Africa is set to begin. Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa, won the toss and chose to bowl. Rishabh Pant, India’s stand-in captain, said it was a wonderful occasion for him to lead India for the first time in his hometown.
“I think it’s a decent surface, and I’m not afraid to bat first. I would have bowled first if I had won the toss. It’s one of my proudest achievements in cricket thus far. Because it means a lot to me that a Delhi kid gets that (captaincy) honor in Delhi. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible for me. We know our starting XI, but we’re also assigning other positions to players to see how they handle them in the future “Pant remarked during the coin toss.
Umran Malik, the speedy paceman, was left out of the starting XI.
After KL Rahul was ruled out of the series owing to injury, Ruturaj Gaikwad will start the batting alongside Ishan Kishan. So Fast bowling duties will be shared by Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and death overs specialist Harshal Patel.
Because of that IPL talents Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, and Shreyas Iyer will form India’s formidable middle order.
So, India is on the verge of breaking a world record. A win in this match would be India’s 13th in a row in T20Is, putting them on track to break Afghanistan’s record.
So, With 12 wins in a row, India and Afghanistan currently hold the record for most consecutive victories.
India Playing XI vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, DK, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar kumar, Avesh Khan and Axar Patel