The first match of the T20 series will be played between the Indian cricket team and South Africa on 09 June.
Under the captaincy of KL Rahul, the Indian team will take the field with the intention of taking the lead in the series. In the absence of several key players, young players will try to capitalize on the opportunity.
On the other hand, the Proteas team led by Temba Bavuma would also like to leave no stone unturned in the game. Let’s know the Dream XI, match preview and other important things of this match.
India has the upper hand
So far both the teams have faced each other in 15 T20 Internationals, out of which India have won nine. South Africa , on the other hand , has managed to win six matches.
The two teams have faced each other on four occasions on Indian soil, with the Proteas winning three matches.
The last time both teams played in India was in Bengaluru in 2019, with South Africa winning by nine wickets.
Umran can make his debut in international cricket
In Rohit’s absence, Rahul and Ruturaj Gaikwad can open the innings. On the other hand, Hardik Pandya and Dinesh Karthik will return to the team and will strengthen the middle order.
Young Umran Malik can make his international debut in bowling. He has impressed with his pace and wicket-taking ability in IPL 2022.
Probable XI : Rahul (captain), Gaikwad, Shreyas, Rishabh (wicketkeeper), Hardik, Karthik, Akshar, Harshal, Chahal, Bhuvneshwar and Umran.
This could be the playing XI of South Africa
There are many match-winners in the South African team, but all eyes will be on Quinton de Kock and David Miller. Both these experienced players did well in IPL 2022.
Kagiso Rabada, on the other hand, will be seen leading the pace bowling. Apart from this, the Proteas team can go with two spinners in the form of Keshav Maharaj and Tabrez Shamsi.
Probable XI : Markram, De Kock (wk), Hendricks, Der Dussen, Bavuma (c), Miller, Pretorius, Yensen, Shamsi, Rabada and Maharaj.
Our Best Dream XI and TV Info
Wicketkeepers : Quinton de Kock (Captain), Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant.
Batsmen : KL Rahul , Devil Miller and Temba Bavuma.
All- rounders : Hardik Pandya and Aiden Markram.
Bowlers : Yuzvendra Chahal (Vice-captain), Harshal Patel and Kagiso Rabada.
This match will be played on Thursday (June 09) at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi and will start at 07:00 PM IST. This match can be seen live on Star Sports Network and Hotstar.