IND vs SA: The first match of the five-match T20 International series between India and South Africa will be played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi from 7 pm today. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul was supposed to captain Team India in this 5-match T20 International series, but he has been out of the entire series due to injury.
Rahul and Kuldeep’s exit created trouble
Rishabh Pant has been chosen as the captain for this T20 series in place of KL Rahul. Now the biggest question is, who will come to open in place of KL Rahul in batting? ‘Chinaman’ bowler Kuldeep Yadav has also been injured. In such a situation, there will be big changes in Team India’s playing XI for the first T20 match. Let’s take a look at which Playing 11 India will play in the first T20 match.
1. Opening batsman
In the first T20 match, Rituraj Gaikwad is set to be fielded for the opening with Ishaan Kishan. Ishan Kishan is in good form. Along with dangerous batting, Ishan Kishan is also an expert wicketkeeper. As soon as Ishan Kishan comes to the crease, he starts flaunting the biggest bowler.
2. Middle Order
Shreyas Iyer can get a chance at number three. Hardik Pandya is likely to land at number 4 while wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is likely to land at number 5. Dinesh Karthik can come out to bat at No. Axar Patel will play at number 7.
3. Lower Order
Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel and Ravi Bishnoi will bowl the spin. Team India can enter the first T20 with Harshal Patel and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. While all-rounder Hardik Pandya will be the third fast bowler.
India’s probable playing 11 for the first T20 match against South Africa:
Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Yuzvendra Chahal and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.