A new-look Indian top-order will like to show more intent even as Rishabh Pant gets ready to add a new leaf to his already happening career, this time as national team captain in the five-match T20 International series against South Africa, starting in New Delhi on Thursday (June 9). KL Rahul, who was supposed to lead the side in the absence of Rohit Sharma, suffered a groin injury which has now ruled him out of the entire series.
South Africa gets STEADY with de Kock, Pretorius
South Africa steady themselves with Quinton de Kock and Pretorius in the middle after losing their skipper Temba Bavuma early in their chase of 212 runs.
IND vs SA 1st T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online Today Match: South Africa has won the toss and has opted to field.
IND vs SA 1st T20 Live Cricket Scorecard Streaming Online: South Africa has won the toss and opted to field first. While the last international game at this venue was in 2019, four IPL matches were played in 2021 and 195 was the average score. The surface is firm with a bit of crack and spinners might get some help. Dew is not a factor.
South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Reeza Hendricks, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Tabraiz Shamsi, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje
India (Playing XI): Ishan Kishan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w/c), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Harshal Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Avesh Khan
India vs South Africa Live: India in control
South Africa has won the toss and opted to field first. While the last international game at this venue was in 2019, four IPL matches were played in 2021 and 195 was the average score. The surface is firm with a bit of crack and spinners might get some help. Dew is not a factor. India openers Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad provided a cracking start for the hosts as they reached 51/0 in the powerplay. The next over, India lost Gaikwad to a Bavuma catch.
IND vs SA Live Cricket Scorecard Online Today: Getting to captain in your hometown, nothing bigger than this: Team India captain Rishabh Pant
With a smile on his face and applause at the press conference venue, he emerged and took the center stage. The new India captain, Rishabh Pant. He’ll get a much louder reception for sure when India walks out at the Arun Jaitley stadium on Thursday against South Africa in the first T20I. This is after all the city where he has played most of his cricket. The 2 AM bus rides from Roorkee to Delhi, and the refuge in gurudwaras at the night are already part of the Pant folklore. This is the city that molded his cricket persona in many ways.