INDIA: After defeating Australia in the last T20 series, India is all set to take on South Africa today. The first match of the three-match T20I series between India and South Africa will take place in Trivandrum.
Rohit Sharma will lead India in the three-match T20I series. The Indian team recently defeated the current T20I champions Australia 2-1 prior to their series against South Africa.
During this series, India will have the opportunity to improve its T20 World Cup preparations. India is lacking their key players Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel in this T20I series against South Africa. Hardik Pandya and Axar Patel played a vital role for India in their last T20I series against Australia.
Harshal Patel has to significantly up his game after struggling in the last series. Virat Kohli, who struck 63 against Australia in the final Twenty20 international, will try to keep the momentum going.
Temba Bavuma and South Africa have their work cut out for them. The Proteas began this year with a crushing victory over India but were unable to win the series. After winning each of their last four games, South Africa appears to be in good shape.
South Africa defeated both England and Ireland, 2-1 and 2-0, respectively. Rilee Rossouw and Tristan Stubbs make the South African batting lineup strong in the absence of Rassie van der Dussen.
Anrich Nortje has struggled with several injuries since the T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE, but he intends to play at full strength this time. Both Anrich Nortje and Kagiso Rabada make a potent fast bowling duo.
In Trivandrum, there is a 6% probability of rain right now, but it’s unlikely that it will rain. It appears that there won’t be any breaks in the competition. The forecast calls for stiflingly hot playing conditions and the temperature will hit the 27-degree Celsius mark. The toss will be important in this T20 encounter because of the dew that will be there the entire time.