India Squad Announced; Hardik Pandya will Rested for T20I South Africa
Hardik Pandya will Rested for T20I South Africa
India will host South Africa for a T20I series later this month, as BCCI on Monday announced the India squad for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa. During the South Africa tour of India 2022, a three-match T20I series and a three-match ODI series will be played.
The first T20I series will be played on September 28. India vs South Africa T20I series 1st match will take place in Thiruvananthapuram. The 2nd and 3rd T20I will each take place on October 2nd & 4th in Guwahati and Indore respectively.
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India Squad for South Africa T20Is Announced
On Monday, BCCI announced the India squad for the T20I series against South Africa.
India squad for South Africa T20Is:
Rohit Sharma (C), KL Rahul (VC), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (Wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Shami, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah.
At the same time, South Africa has announced their squad for the T20I series against India. The Proteas team will be led by Temba Bavuma. Some crucial batters for South Africa in the series are Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, David Miller, and Quinton de Kock among others.
Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Lungi Ngidi will lead the pace attack. Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the spinner options for the team. India and South Africa last played a T20I series earlier in June 2022.
During the five-match T20I series, South Africa defeated India in the first two games. Later, India made a comeback by winning the next two matches. Since the 5th T20I was washed out due to rain, the series ended in a 2-2 tie.
In head-to-head encounters in the shortest format, India and South Africa have played 20 T20Is. India has won 11 games while South Africa has won 8 games. 1 match ended with no result. While playing on home soil, India has defeated South Africa in 3 T20Is and lost 5 matches.
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