India vs South Africa, 1st T20I at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

After finishing off with the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), this is time for the Men in Blue to get back to international cricket, with their first Series against South Africa.

Both India and South Africa Play their 5 Match T20 Series in India. From 9th June 2022 to 19th June 2022.

Indian team misses out on some of its important players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah and with KL Rahul’s injury at the last moment.

After that, captaincy charge has been given to Rishabh Pant.

On the other hand, South Africa side will be led by Temba Bavuma and he will be in charge of a team, that includes several players who performed well in the recently concluded IPL.  South Africa team looks quite strong with players like Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, and more in the playing squad.

Important Facts of the Match

  • India have won 12 consecutive T20Is, a joint-record with Afghanistan and Romania and have only lost one of the last 10 bilateral T20I series they’ve played in – to Sri Lanka in July last year. Since December 2019, they’ve beaten West Indies (twice), Sri Lanka (twice), New Zealand (twice), Australia and England.
  • South Africa have played two T20I series in India, and did not lose either. They swept the 2015 series 2-0 and drew the 2019 series 1-1.
  • Rabada needs one wicket to reach fifty in T20Is. He will be the fourth South African to reach the milestone after Imran Tahir, Dale Steyn and Shamsi.

Today’s Match Details:

India vs South Africa, 1st T20I, Thursday, June 09 at 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Date & Time: June 09 at 7:30 PM IST

Live Streaming on Cricbuzz, Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Pitch Report

At Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. In six T20I matches at the Arun Jaitley Stadium, captains have won  the toss and fielded five times but there’s not too much evidence that decision provides a clear advantage. Three matches have been won batting first and three chasing at this venue, which has an average first-innings score of 156. Expect low bounce but not much turn.

India vs South Africa, Probable Playing 11

India: (possible)

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (c & wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik

South Africa: (possible)

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (C), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje

Match Summary

Will Update After Match Completed

Man of the Match:

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