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The first match of the three T20 International series between India and South Africa will be played in Thiruvananthapuram today. The live action of the match between India and South Africa will be held at 7 PM IST. The toss will take place half an hour before the match. Keeping in mind the T20 World Cup this year, this series is important for both teams. The Indian team will be captained by Rohit Sharma while South Africa will be commanded by Temba Bavuma.
Apart from this, the Indian team will come with the intention of giving good practice to the batsmen. However, this series is not going to be that easy. The last time the South African team toured India, the five-match T20I series was tied 2-2. However, then Rishabh Pant was the captain of Team India and there was no main player on the team including Rohit, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli.
Hardik Pandya has been rested while Deepak Hooda is injured. In such a situation, India will have to balance its playing 11. Shahbaz Ahmed is an all-rounder, but he spins where Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal are already there. In such a situation, the team management can include Rishabh Pant in the playing 11. Before the World Cup, it could prove to be a great opportunity for Pant to get into a good rhythm.
Temba Bavuma is returning from injury, which means Reeza Hendricks will have to come third. Riel Rousseau has done well in franchise cricket recently, but he may have to sit on the bench.
winning the toss and bowling first will be the right decision on this pitch. It is a bit difficult to bat in the first innings, here the average score of the first innings is 118 runs. The international match is going to be held on this ground after about 3 years. Both teams have reached the capital of Kerala. This is an important series for both teams before the T20 World Cup. The Indian cricket team has the experience of playing only 3 matches on this ground so far. Team India has played two T20 matches here in which it has got one win and one loss. At the same time, in the only ODI match, Team India has won. Here Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah have the experience of playing. At the same time, the African team will come to play on this ground for the first time.
At this time it is raining in many states of India. It is also raining continuously in Kerala. There is a possibility of rain here from 6 am to 8 am on Wednesday. At the same time, it will be cloudy throughout the day. However, the good news is that there is no chance of rain in the evening.