IND vs SA, 1st T20 Predicted Playing XI: Team India now faces the challenge of South Africa. Now when both the Viradhi and the grounds have changed, there will be a slight change in the Indian team as well.
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After defeating Australia, Team India now has the challenge of South Africa. Now when both the Viradhi and the grounds have changed, there will be a slight change in the Indian team as well. This change will be seen in the first T20 match to be played in Thiruvananthapuram. On the evening of 28 September, when the Indian team will come to face South Africa on the field, the faces of two or three players will be such that they have changed. And the biggest change will be seen in the form of the same player, who will replace Hardik Pandya in the team?
Hardik Pandya played an important role in the T20 series against Australia. In the deciding match of the series which was played in Hyderabad, he hit the winning four. But Hardik Pandya will not be seen playing against South Africa. Actually, he has been given rest from this series. In such a situation, the big question is who will play in his place in the playing XI.
Chahar can play in place of Hardik
When the team is selected for the first T20 from South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram, it is possible that Deepak Chahar can get a chance in place of Hardik Pandya. Deepak Chahar performed better during the Zimbabwe tour. He was with the team in the series against Australia but did not play any match. But, in the absence of Hardik Pandya, it is possible that he can be seen playing.
Arshdeep decided to replace Bhuvi
Apart from Hardik’s position, there may be a change in the team’s bowling combination in the playing XI, where Bhuvneshwar Kumar can be replaced by Arshdeep Singh. Apart from this, the one question that is about who will play in Dinesh Karthik or Rishabh Pant, the answer is also almost clear. As captain Rohit Sharma has said that he wants to give Dinesh Karthik more matches to improve himself, it is clear that Rishabh Pant will sit on the bench for the time being in the series against South Africa.
India’s probable playing XI in the first T20I against South Africa
Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel