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India vs South Africa First T20I- Preview, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Updates

By BetBarter Staff

June 8, 2022

After the completion of the Indian T20 League 2022, the players are ready to play the international season. India are all set to host South Africa for a five-match T20i series. The proceedings begin on the 9th of June at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. This series will be important in the build-up to the upcoming 20-20 World Cup in Australia later this year. Both teams would want to settle their squads ahead of the important tournament.

Team Updates


The Indian Cricket team have given many young faces a chance to step up and prove their worth in the absence of senior players. They will look forward to making the most out of this opportunity. On the other hand, the Indian team is on the verge of creating history by winning their 13th T20I game in a row. They are currently are on a 12-match winning streak and are tied with Afghanistan for the most consecutive wins in the shortest format of the game.

All eyes will be on Umran Malik, who might get a chance to make his debut in the match. He had an excellent Indian T20 League 2022 season and will like to build on it. Players like Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, and Kuldeep Yadav might get a chance to make their comeback to the playing XI.

Probable Playing XI

KL Rahul (C), Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Umran Malik

South Africa

Unlike India, the Temba Bavuma-led team have called up a full-strength squad. Despite a demanding schedule, they have all of their senior players competing in the vital series. Some of their players participated in the Indian T20 League 2022, which helped them gain a better understanding of the Indian conditions. They would want to take advantage of this and challenge India. They would look forward to getting their squad settled ahead of the T20 World Cup.

Players like David Miller, Quinton de Kock, and Kagiso Rabada had a great season in the Indian T20 League 2022. Miller, in particular, played a vital role in Gujarat’s title-winning campaign this season. All of them would want to keep their form intact.

Probable Playing XI

Quinton de Kock (wk), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (C), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorious, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje

Head to Head

Stats Matches Won by India Won by South Africa
Overall 15 9 6
Last five matches 5 3 2
In India 4 1 3

Pitch Report

The pitch at Arun Jaitely Stadium is normally on the slower side  However, the boundaries are small, and the outfield is usually quick. As a result, the side that gets to bat first will be keen to put up a huge score. The team that wins the toss would want to bowl first.

Match Details

Date- 9th June 2022

Time- 7 p.m. (IST)

Venue- Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

Broadcast- Star Sports Network, Disney+ Hotstar