Kohli smashing a huge double ton, half-centuries for Rahane and Jadeja helping India cross and after that South Africa have already lost three wickets! Kohli leads the team off the field and they will certainly be relaxed here.
Advertise India v South Africa T20 series: TV channel, schedule, team news - All you need to know The Cricketer provides all the information ahead of the three-match duel which precedes the Test series between the two nations Both teams begin their preparations in earnest for next year's World T20 with three over matches in the space of a week.
The fixtures come ahead of a three-Test series between the two nations in October. While India dominated the multi-format tour of the West Indies, South Africa have not played any competitive international cricket since the over World Cup, when they crashed out in the group stage What's the schedule?
India were ruthless against the West Indies, with only rain denying them a clean sweep of the Test, ODI and T20 series contested between the two nations. The Windies offered little resistance in the over matches. They were unable to score more in any single innings and twice failed to reach three figures.
Though a number of leading figures were rested, India cruised to a series win. The year-old has retained his place for this series and it will be intriguing to learn how he copes with an improved standard of opponent. Indeed, South Africa, though themselves going through a transition, are expected to pose a greater challenge to India than the West Indies did last month.
Navdeep Saini will be eager to make an impression again Who's in and who's out? Hardik Pandya is the big name who returns to the T20 squad after being rested for the West Indies tour. He replaces Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the only change from the group. MS Dhoni, whose international future remains unknown, and Jasprit Bumrah will not be part of the series.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal also remain out of the fold.
What about South Africa? Persistent rain is expected throughout the day in Dharamsala. Though it should ease come the start of the game the inclement conditions could well bleed into the match and threaten a result.
How can I follow it?
No UK broadcaster is confirmed to broadcast matches during the series. Star Sports are scheduled to show the series in India, while Supersport will provide coverage from South Africa.
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