New Delhi. Team India is starting its T20 series campaign from today. In the first match of the 5-match series, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma won the toss and decided to bowl. Rishabh Pant is captaining for India. KL Rahul ruled out due to injury. At the same time, big players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been rested. Meanwhile, bad news came before the match. South African batsman Aiden Markram has been out of the first T20 due to being Corona positive. However, no official information has been given on this by the BCCI so far.
After the toss, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma said that Aiden Markram is not playing due to Corona. In his place, Tristan Stubbs has got a chance to debut. He said that this series is important in terms of T20 World Cup. Apart from this, Wayne Parnell is also returning. At the same time, Indian captain Rishabh Pant said that the pitch is good for batting. In such a situation, batting first will not have much effect. But even if the match had won the toss, he would have bowled.
Captaining on home ground
Rishabh Pant is captaining Team India for the first time. He is the second youngest Indian player to captain India in T20 Internationals. He got a chance to captain in 24 years 248 days. At the same time, Suresh Raina is still the youngest T20 captain. He got a chance to captain in 23 years and 197 days. However, fast bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh have not got a chance in the first T20.
The playing-11 of both the teams is like this
India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal and Avesh Khan.
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Reeza Hendrix, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwayne Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Tabariz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Enrique Norkhia.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 18:56 IST