The 1st match of the five match T20 series between India and South Africa will be played at the Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium, Feroze Shah Kotla, Delhi, starting 7:00 PM IST.
With an exciting start to a highly competitive tourney, in this series we get to see some new young faces being inducted in the game. As it is the first international assignment for the Indian team after the Indian Premier League 2022 season, it sure is going to be an exhilarating drive forward.
Marking the debut of Jammu Express Umran Malik in the series, who comes with the track record of taking 33 wickets in the Premier T20 domestic tournament, shows the promise of a sensational prospect for India. He possesses rapid pace and can unsettle batsmen with his speed.
Another young bloke Arshdeep Singh from Punjab has taken 52 wickets in IPL 2022. The youngster can bowl worthy yorkers, displaying the temperament of taming the batsmen through tough overs. A virtuous swing bowler, he is a likeable character.
The Indian team is careering a world record; if they manage to be victorious in this match it will be their 13th straight win in T20 internationals, a feat that no team has managed to achieve so far.
TFG Fantasy Stars for IND vs SA.
KL Rahul has played 56 T20 international matches and scored 1831 runs with a batting average of 4.69 and a strike rate of 142.49. He is a Stellar batsman who can play powerful cricketing shots and some cheeky ones too. If he gets going he can be destructive for the opposition.
Ruturaj Gaikwad has played three T20 International matches so far, scoring 39 runs with a batting average of 13.00. He is a young promising talent who just needs to be given opportunities to flourish and he can become an exciting product for the national side. The cricketeer can cream the ball through the offside and is technically sound.
Umran Malik has played 22 domestic T20 matches, scored 717 runs with the bat and he has taken 33 wickets. He can bowl absolute rockets with and can be an absolute nightmare for the batsmen to fathom. His quick orkers and bouncers make him a spicy fast bowler and a tasty prospect for the national side. With the potential of a million dollar baby for Indian cricket, the young man needs to stay fit.
Temba Bavuma has played 21 T20 international matches and scored 501 runs with a batting average of 27.8 and a strike rate of 123.1. Temba is a purist and is blessed with a fine technique to match his calibre. He can play the cut shot and the cover drive extremely well and is a live wire on the field.
Quinton de Kock has played 61 T20 international matches, scoring 1827 runs with a batting average of 33.8 and a strike rate of 135.0. Quinton can smash the ball virtually to every part of the ground, with frightening precision in his bating and excellent hold on the gloves behind the stumps.
Heinrich Klaasen has played 28 T20 international matches and scored 449 runs with an average of 22.4 and a strike rate of 142.1. Klaasen is a sweet timer of a cricket ball and can hit the ball clean with some humongous sixes to add more flavour.
Possible 11: IND
KL Rahul, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Hardik Pandya, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Deepak Hooda, Avesh Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.
Possible 11: SA
Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, Aiden Markram, Daved Miller, Rassie van der Dussen, Dwaine Pretorius, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Marco Jansen.