India vs South Africa: The Indian team had to face defeat in the first match of the five-match T20 series against South Africa. In this match, two players showed a very bad game for Team India, due to which Team India lost.
1. Harshal Patel
Harshal Patel bowled very poorly in the match. Opposing batsmen scored fiercely against him. He absolutely failed to stop the run. He gave 43 runs in his quota of four overs and could take only one wicket. He failed to replicate the IPL performance here. Harshal’s magic did not work against South Africa.
2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Bhuvneshwar Kumar was the most experienced bowler in the Indian team, but he proved to be very expensive in the beginning of the innings. He gave 43 runs in his quota of four overs and could take only 1 wicket. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar was leading the bowling attack. If Bhuvneshwar Kumar could not perform well in the series against South Africa, then he could be dropped from the T20 World Cup squad.
India lost the match
Team India, batting first, gave a target of 212 runs to South Africa, which the African team achieved by losing 3 wickets. At the same time, Ishan Kishan played the biggest innings for India. He scored 76 runs. At the same time, Rituraj Gaikwad contributed 23 runs. No bowler failed to make an impact for Team India.