New Delhi. The 5-match T20 series between India and South Africa is starting from Thursday. This series is being seen as a preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Since the senior players of the Indian team have been rested in this series, therefore, the young players will get a chance to showcase their talent. Players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah are not part of this series.
Shreyas Iyer can play at number 3
In this series, Shreyas Iyer can bat at number 3 instead of Kohli. Kohli has been batting at number 3 for the Indian team for a long time. Kohli is counted among the best number 3 batsmen in the world. This time Shreyer Iyer can be given the responsibility of handling the team by batting on three.
Shreyas Iyer in T20
Talk about Shreyas Iyer’s record in T20, so far Iyer has scored 809 runs in 36 international T20 matches. The Indian team and fans have high hopes from Shreyas in this series. However, before this, Shreyas Iyer’s batting in the IPL was quite ordinary. He was captaining Kolkata Knight Riders and his team could not make it to the play-offs.
Indian team for series against Africa
Lokesh Rahul (captain), Rishabh Pant (vice captain, wicketkeeper), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi , Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik.
Ireland after Africa
The Indian team will go to Ireland after playing a 5-match series from Africa and there the team will play 2 T20 matches in Dublin. All these matches are very important for the Indian team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 07, 2022, 14:40 IST