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India vs South Africa T20I Series Preview

The 5 match series between India vs South Africa will start in Delhi on 9th June. Check out the India vs South Africa T20I series preview.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 04.06.2022
India vs South Africa T20I Series Preview

Now that the IPL is over it is time to get back to international cricket and the first assignment that team India has to play is the series vs South Africa and it will be a mix of youth and experience in the Indian team with a few of the senior players taking rest from this series like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah among others. This is an important series for India to build the momentum for the T20I World Cup and here a few players will play to secure their places in the Indian team as well.

There will be 5 T20IS played between India and South Africa in different cities of India for the first time and in front of fully packed stadiums. The 5 match series will start in Delhi on 9th June and then it will go to Cuttack, Visakhapatnam, Rajkot and the last match will be played in Bengaluru on 19th June. It is nice that different parts of India will be able to see their favorite players play in front of them after more than 2 years. Let’s see the 2 squads and see the Preview.

India Squad

Ruturaj Gaekwad, Shreyas Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Axar Patel, KL Rahul (C), Ishan Kishan, Rishabh Pant (VC) (WK), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik

South Africa Squad

Tempa Bavuma (C), Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markaram, David Miller, Rassie Van Der Dussen, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Marco Jansen, Quinton De Kock (WK), Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Tristan Stubbs (WK), Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Tabrez Shamsi

Players to Watch Out For :

Indian Team -

KL Rahul: He is the captain of this team and his form will be crucial for India to win this series and his strike rate will be seen in detail as to how he plays and leads the team and he will need to lead from the front and score at least 3 good score for India to win this series. KL Rahul can also prove his point to the selectors by showing that he is a future captaincy candidate.

Hardik Pandya: Another player who will be keenly watched is the winning captain of Gujarat Titans Hardik Pandya and now that he is back to full fitness and that he can bowl 4 overs he becomes a more deadly player. He has also adapted himself at number 4 and he should also play at this number for India and have an all round performance like he did in the IPL and win this series for India.

Yuzvendra Chahal: The third player we will be talking about here is the leg spinner Chahal and he also has had a great IPL season and Yuzvendra Chahal will want to continue the same form for India in this series and take lots of wickets and guarantee a spot in the World Cup this year and he can also show that he can adapt to all conditions.

South Africa Team -

Quinton De Kock: The first player from South Africa which we will talk about is Quinton De Kock. He has had an incredible IPL season and he made 140* in a match and he has also scored over 500 runs and he will look to lead the way for South Africa with the bat and score lots of runs and win the series for South Africa and he has a great record vs India.

David Miller: This incredible player has had a resurgence in this IPL and he has become the finisher he once was in this IPL and he will look to carry on the same form for South Africa in this 5 match series and finish Matches for South Africa and win them the series and earn himself a place in the Sooth Africa World Cup team in Australia.

Kagiso Rabada: The one South Africa bowler who has been in great form in the pace bowler from South Africa Kagiso Rabada as he picked up 23 wickets in this IPL season and he will be the leader of the South Africa bowling attack in this season and he will look to take lots of wickets and  bowl India out of matches.

It will be a great series and all the 5 Matches will be closely contested and the winner of the series will gain a distinct advantage leading into the T20I World Cup.

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