In the first match of the five-match T20I series against India, South Africa have won the toss and decided to bowl first. South African batsman Aidan Markram was on Thursday ruled out of the opening T20 International against India after testing positive for COVID-19. Tristan Stubbs has been given his place. However, another name caught everyone’s attention in the playing XI of South Africa’s first match. South African fast bowler Wayne Parnell has returned to the T20 team after almost 5 years.
Wayne, who came to play in the first T20 against India, has recorded an unwanted record in his name. In fact, he last played for South Africa against England in 2017, after which he has managed to make a comeback in the team’s playing XI today and with this he is the biggest gap between two T20 Internationals for South Africa. The players who play after are in joint first place.
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South African batsman Hino Kuhn got a chance to play between 2011-17 after a gap of 51 matches. At the same time, Parnell has been included in the playing XI after 51 matches between 2017-22.