South Africa and India will kick off a multi-format collection with an thrilling first T20I match at Durban’s Kingsmead on Sunday, December 10. Each groups enter this recreation with the vast majority of the squad comprising of younger cricketers with one eye on the subsequent yr’s T20 World Cup 2024 in West Indies.
Indian cricket group enter this collection after thrashing Australia by 4-1 at residence after the latest ICC World Cup 2023. South Africa are set to return to motion for the primary time after their disappointing loss towards Australia within the World Cup 2023 semifinal.
Captain Temba Bavuma and star pacer Kagiso Rabada are rested for the white-ball collection. Aiden Markram leads the group with Ottniel Baartman and Nandre Burger in line to make their T20I debut. For India, senior figures Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah stay out however the likes of Shubman Gill and Ravindra Jadeja return to the T20I setup. Suryakumar Yadav leads the group after a powerful management exhibiting towards Australia.
Kingsmead, Durban Pitch Report
Durban’s Kingsmead provides a balanced floor in white-ball cricket. The typical first innings rating right here is 153 with groups successful 11 of twenty-two matches batting first. Nevertheless, Australia thrashed South Africa by 3-0 within the final T20I collection right here which additionally became a run-fest. So, followers can count on a high-scoring conflict on Sunday and groups are more likely to want to chase.
Kingsmead, Durban Data and Stats
Whole T20 Matches: 22
Matches gained batting first: 11
Matches gained bowling first: 9
Common first innings rating: 153
Common second innings rating: 135
Highest whole scored: 226/6 by Australia vs South Africa
Highest rating chased: 191/5 by Australia vs South Africa
Lowest whole recorded: 73/10 by Kenya vs New Zealand
Lowest whole defended: 125/6 by South Africa Ladies vs West Indies Ladies
India T20I squad: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Rinku Singh, Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Ravi Bishnoi, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh, Ishan Kishan (wk), Mukesh Kumar, Washington Sundar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Kuldeep Yadav
South Africa T20I T20I squad: Reeza Hendricks, Matthew Breetzke, Tristan Stubbs, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Nandre Burger, Tabraiz Shamsi, Ottniel Baartman, Marco Jansen, Donovan Ferreira, Lizaad Williams
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