South Africa in India
Even though South Africa’s journey to India for white-ball matches comes just four months after their last trip there seems silly in terms of scheduling, Wednesday marks the beginning of both teams’ penultimate week of World Cup preparation. It’s interesting to note that a lot has changed since they last played one other in June in both worlds.
India need third pacer
The race for the third pacer option may have narrowed down to Harshal Patel and Arshdeep Singh, with both having a chance to impress in the South Africa fixtures. The team management’s preference of Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant is also beginning to take shape. India have had Virat Kohli make an appreciable return to the top of the order, even though his strike rate has some room for improvement.
South Africa in last 12 months.
With 13 victories in 18 T20Is, South Africa has had a surprisingly excellent T20I season over the past 12 months. South Africa went on to win a series in England and against Ireland after sharing the victory in the five games with India in June, discovering reliable top-order riches along the road. They will face a dilemma beginning on Wednesday regarding Temba Bavuma’s replacement. Temba Bavuma recently returned after being passed over by all six franchises at the SA20 auction.
India probably 11:- Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh
South Africa Probably 11:- Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram/Rilee Rossouw, Temba Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen/Tristan Stubbs, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje