Hospice: Defeat in the World Cup semi-finals, a resounding win in all formats of the West Indies tour and now Inida vs South Africa The first match of the T20 series. This is the question in the minds of the fans of Team India Virat Kohli He would be able to play the magic of his captaincy in Dharamshala which he had run in the West Indies and did a clean sweep in his own house. By the way, the rank of Team India is heavy in terms of ranking. But there are many better reasons for Team India to be better. Virat may also face some challenges in this match.
Pressure to win
Virat is under pressure to maintain the winning order first. Virat would like to avoid any big experiment in this match and would choose the best playing XI. Virat has maintained his impressive record against the West Indies, but he has a challenge to maintain his good record against South Africa. The last T20 series against South Africa was played in 2018, in which the spinning spell of spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal was going on for Team India. Bhuvneshwar Kumar bowled brilliantly in this series and he was the man of the series. This time, Virat will not get support of Bhuvi.
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Unknowingly Confronted Players
Virat will face many new players from the south. Of these, Temba Bavuma, Enrich Nortje and Jörn Furtuin will be seen playing against Team India for the first time. This time the team has not included Chris Morris, Edin Markram, Theunis de Bruyn and Lungi Angidi. The bowling leadership of the team is in the hands of Kagiso Rabada. Those who have bowled very deadly in the IPL. Junior Dala impressed in the previous series. The experience of Captain Dickock and Miller can also go against Team India.
Weather and pitch
The pitch of Dharamshala is usually sharp. At the same time, the weather is also hitting. On Saturday, Team India could not do a practice match due to rain. In such a situation, how will the batsmen of Team India compete against the fast bowlers of South Africa at once? The visiting team has camped in Dharamshala for a week, while Team India has arrived here on Friday.
Team India T20: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini and Khalil Ahmed.
South Africa's T20 team: Quinton de Cock (captain), Rasi Ven-der Dussain (vice-captain), Temba Bavuma, Jr. Dala, Jörn Fuertuin, Beron Hendrix, Reza Hendrix, David Miller, Enrich Nortje, Andile Fehlukwayo, Dwayne Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabrej Shamsi, -John Smuts