Team India will face South Africa in the first T20I match on Thursday, June 9 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
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India vs South Africa: 1st T20I Match Preview
Match: India vs South Africa – 1st T20I
Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.
Date & Time: 9th June 2022 at 7 PM (IST)
Where to Watch Live: Star Sports Network & Disney+Hotstar.
Pitch Report: India vs South Africa: 1st T20I Preview
Pitch Report: It’s one of the fastest wickets in India where seamers will get plenty of assistance having said the batters will complete value for their shots. It’s much easier to bat in the latter half of the match and hence bowling first is a better option.
Head to Head Stats:
Matches Played: 2 (in India)
Won by India: 2
Won by South Africa: 2
KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav have been ruled out of the five-match T20I series due to different injuries. Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant will be the new captain for India while Hardik Pandya will be the vice-captain.
Team News: 1st T20I
Team India is looking for a fresh start against the Africans with a new squad for the series. Captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli aren’t in the squad KL Rahul and Kuldeep Yadav have been ruled out of the five-match T20I series due to different injuries. Wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant will be the new captain for India while Hardik Pandya will be the vice-captain. India will welcome back Dinesh Karthik to their hut for the first time since 2018.
India will also closely watch how Hardik Pandya performs as the all-rounder showed immense poise and leadership qualities in IPL 2022 while leading Gujarat Titans to the title. In the year of T20 World Cup 2022, India also received a major boost as Hardik bowled quite well in the IPL 2022 and it will add to India’s team balance.
South Africa will assemble as a team for a T20I series for the first time after the T20 World Cup last year. Though, many of their players have already been in the T20 mode, thanks to the IPL. Heinrich Klaasen makes a return to the SA T20I setup after a long time. It’s a great chance for the South African side to make it count against India, as Rohit and Virat are missing the series.
India vs South Africa: 1st T20I: Possible Playing XI
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Rassie van der Dussen
Temba Bavuma (Captain)
1st T20I: Fantasy Cricket Dream11 Team Prediction: India vs South Africa:
You must change your team if any of these players aren’t announced in the starting lineup.