India vs South Africa: The first match of the three-match T20 series is being played between India and South Africa. This match is being played at Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram. In the first match of this series, the Indian team won the toss and decided to bowl first. The Indian team has made many big changes in this match. In the first T20, Arshdeep Singh, Rishabh Pant, Deepak Chahar and R Ashwin have been given a chance in the Indian team. At the same time, Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal have been rested in this match.
Playing XI of both the teams
Rohit Sharma (capt), KL Rahul (vice captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Arshdeep Singh and R Ashwin.
Quinton de Kock (wk), Temba Bavuma (c), Riley Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Enrique Nortje, Tabrez Shamsi
India’s star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been dropped in the first match of the three-match T20 series against South Africa. Actually, fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of this match due to back pain. Jasprit Bumrah complained of back pain during India’s practice session on Tuesday. After which Indian team captain Rohit Sharma has decided to rest him in the first T20 match.
The pitch of the Greenfield Stadium in Thiruvananthapuram is said to be favorable for the batsmen. However, fast bowlers are also expected to get help here in the initial overs. At the same time, the role of dew is going to be very important here too. In such a situation, whichever team wins the toss, it will like to bowl first.
Where to watch live telecasts,
You will be able to watch the first T20 between India and South Africa on Star Sports Network. The matches will be available to watch on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 HD Hindi. Along with this, live streaming of this match can be seen on Disney + Hotstar app.
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