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Most T20I runs against South Africa for India

Let's talk about the most T20I runs against South Africa for India. One of these players has retired though

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Payal Debnath
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The three-match T20 series between India and South Africa is all set to start on 28 September. The Indian team is considered to be the most dangerous team in the world in T20 cricket. Before the T20 World Cup 2022, Team India will play a series of three T20 matches against South Africa to take stock of their preparations. Let's talk about the most T20I runs against South Africa for India. One of these players has retired.

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Rank Player Runs
1 Rohit Sharma 362
2 Suresh Raina 339
3 Virat Kohli 254
4 Shikhar Dhawan 233
5 Ishan Kishan 206

1. Rohit Sharma | 362* Runs

Most T20I runs against South Africa for India | Sportz Point

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Team India captain Rohit Sharma is the most dangerous batsman in T20. He has made many records in his name in T20 International. The Hitman has been playing the T20 format for a very long time. Also, he enjoys playing against South Africa. Rohit has the most T20I runs against South Africa for India. He has scored 362 runs in 12 innings of 13 matches played against South Africa at an average of 32.90 and strike rate of 134.07. Which includes one century and two half-centuries. Rohit played an innings of 106 runs in the year 2015 in Dharamsala.

2. Suresh Raina | 339 Runs

Most T20I runs against South Africa for India | Sportz Point

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Suresh Raina, who recently retired from cricket, is second in the list of most T20I runs against South Africa for India after Hitman. Suresh Raina played a total of 12 T20 Internationals against South Africa. During this, he has scored 339 runs in 11 innings at an average of 33.90 and a strike rate of 148.03. During this, Raina also scored a century. He scored 101 runs in a match played at Gross Islet in 2010 and became the first player to score a century for India in T20I.

3. Virat Kohli | 254* Runs

Virat kohli is at number three in the most T20I runs against South Africa for India | Sportz Point

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Pick any record against any team in T20I, ODI, and Test cricket, Virat Kohli's name will definitely be there. He is the greatest cricketer of all time. He is at number three in this list. Kohli has scored 254 runs in 9 T20 innings of 10 against South Africa. During this, his batting average has been 36.28, and his strike rate was 134.39. He has scored two half-centuries during this period. He scored 72-72 runs in both the half-centuries and remained unbeaten both times. Kohli can also become number 1 in the upcoming series. Looking at his form, it seems that he will score a lot of runs this time against South Africa as well.

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4. Shikhar Dhawan | 233* Runs

Shikhar Dhawan | sportz Point

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South Africa is the favorite team of Gabbar Shikhar Dhawan. Dhawan is the fourth most successful Indian T20 batsman against South Africa. He has scored 233 runs in 7 innings at a batting average of 33.28 and a strike rate of 141.21. He scored one half-century during this period. His highest score was 72 runs. He played this innings in the year 2018 in Johannesburg. However, in the current series against South Africa, he has not got a place in the Indian squad.

5. Ishan Kishan | 206* Runs

Ishan Kishan | Sportz Point

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In the five-match T20 series played between India and South Africa, Ishan Kishan's performance was seen. That's why he is also included in this list. The left-handed batsman has scored 206 runs in 5 innings against the team at a batting average of 41.20 and an explosive strike rate of 150.36. He also slammed 2 fifties the top of which was a 76-run knock. Apart from Ishan, none of the batsmen could even cross 150 in this series.

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