India vs South Africa Live Updates - 1st T20I - Thiruvananthauram - Match Thread

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India vs South Africa, 1st T20I
South Africa tour of India

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Here is the India & South africa full squad for T20I!
Hardik Pandya (rest) :arrow_right: Shahbaz Ahmed
Deepak Hooda (Injury) :arrow_right: Shreyas Iyer
Mohammad Shami (yet to recover from COVID-19) :no_entry_sign:
Umesh Yadav to stay in the Squadโœ…


Quick stats: Suryakumar Yadav has the highest strike-rate this year among the batters who have scored minimum 300 runs in T20Is!

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Suryakumar Yadav has scored 613 runs in 19 matches in 2022 with 3 50+ scores, 1 hundred, 4 30+ scores and 2 ducks with an average of 36.06.

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the highest wicket taker who has taken 31 wickets in 2022 with an economy of 6.97 in T20I. Still he has to do something about his bowling in death overs as he is quite expensive in the death which turns the course of the match. With World Cup on the cards India should be concerned over their death bowling.

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Vtrakitโ€™s predicted playing XI for the IND v SA first T20I. What is your playing XIโ€™s?


My Indian Playing XI :india: :point_down:

Rohit Sharma (C)
KL Rahul (VC)
Virat Kohli
Suryakumar Yadav
Shahbaz Ahmed
Dinesh Karthik (WK)
Axer Patel
Deepak Chahar
Ravi Ashwin
Jasprit Bumrah
Arshdeep Singh

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My South African Playing XI :south_africa: :point_down:

Reeza Hendricks
Quinton De kock (WK)
Aiden Markram (C)
Rile Rossouw
David Miller
Dwaine Pretorious
Tristan Stubbs
M Janesen
K Rabada
T Shamsi
A Nortje

(Yes, I Want Temba Bavuma to sit out of the playing XI for this match)


Virat Kohli has some brilliant numbers while chasing in T20Is with only one single-digit dismissal!


Where is Sanju Samson? :grimacing:

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My :india: Playing XI



He is available only for ODI series.

Nah We want #JusticeforSanjuSamson :grimacing:

My Playing 11 is:

  1. Rohit Sharma
  2. KL Rahul
  3. Virat Kohli
  4. Suryakumar Yadav
  5. Shreyas Iyer/ Rishab Pant(mostly Rishab Pant as he is part of WC Squad)
  6. Dinesh Karthik
  7. Axar Patel
  8. Harshal Patel/ Deepak Chahar (Harshal Patel mostly as he is part of WC)
  9. Jasprit Bumrah
  10. Arshdeep Singh
  11. Yuzvendra Chahal/ Ravi Ashwin

Ashwin at No.11 :flushed: :stuck_out_tongue:

This is not a perfect order he can come before Bumrah as if Harshal plays. If overs left are more then Ashwin can go ahead of Harshal Patel.

Most runs in India vs South Africa T20Is so far!

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With the ICC Menโ€™s T20 World Cup around the corner, Australia legend Mark Waugh has joined the long list of former greats to choose the first five players they would pick in a World T20I XI.

Here is the list :point_down:t3:

Jasprit Bumrah
Shaheen Afridi
Rashid Khan
Jos Buttler
Glenn Maxwell

Hope this answers the question whether heโ€™s a ODI only player/T20I player too

A statistical comparison between Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik and Sanju samson in T20Is this year.