India vs South Africa 2019, IND vs SA, 1st T20I, LIVE streaming: Still pouring in Dharamsala, washout on the cards
7.20 pm: LIVE pictures don't reveal anything good. It is still pouring in Dharamsala and it's almost like the evident is expected. The evident being a washout.
1st T20I, #INDvSA#IndvsSA.LIVE pictures at Dharamsala don't reveal anything good. Impossible for play anytime soon, washout expected.FOLLOW LIVE: https://t.co/LBFY6YMBRxpic.twitter.com/ubrrwywtHqCricketCountry (@cricket_country) September 15, 2019
6.58 pm: Chances of play look almost impossible at Dharamsala! .
The ground is a lake..Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) September 15, 2019
6.51 pm: It's almost like a deluge now, says Harsha Bhogle on air. Yes, that's the story, the rain has got heavier and plenty of puddles are formed. Grim scenes now!.
6.48 pm: The heavens have other plans and those are preventing start of play at Dharamsala!.
Things not looking great here in Dharamsala at the moment. It is pouring ? #TeamIndia#INDvSApic.twitter.com/azf8NDMVTV.BCCI (@BCCI) September 15, 2019
6.42 pm: Scratch the earlier update, it's pouring at the HPCA stadium in Dharamsala! The scene does not look good.
6.31 pm: It's official! The toss is delayed as inspection is underway. Thankfully, the rain has stopped!.
Work in progress at the moment to get the ground ready here in Dharamsala ??#INDvSApic.twitter.com/Oqbsy3go0g.BCCI (@BCCI) September 15, 2019
6.09 pm: The heavy rain has been reduced to a slight drizzle, but there are still dark clouds hovering around, besides lot of puddles of water on the uncovered areas. Fingers crossed for some action soon!.
South Africa are the only team India have played against and not registered a win in a Twenty20 International in India. #INDvSA.Rajneesh Gupta (@rgcricket) September 15, 2019
6.03 pm: Covers are firmly in place. Indian players have arrived at the stadium, but they are still in their dressing room.
LIVE | India vs South Africa Dharamsala Weather Update.
6 pm: A very good evening to all of you, the much anticipated Twenty20 International series opener looks all set for a delayed start in Dharamsala, but don't worry, we're here to keep you updated. So, sit back and relax and let's hope for LIVE action soon.
Raining in Dharamsala at the moment ?.BCCI (@BCCI) September 15, 2019
The countdown to the begins here. After completing a series whitewash in the , begin their long home 2019-20 season when the first of the three-match Twenty20 Internationals against gets underway at Dharamsala on Sunday (September 15).
INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA 2019 | SCHEDULE | .
In fact, preparations for the ICC event in Australia next year already began in the Caribbean, but at home, grooming youngsters will be key. India have left out , and for a second successive T20I assignment which offers more time to the likes of and to enhance their reputation. Allrounders and are around too and they both possess the ability to chip in with valuable runs lower down which also may enhance their stakes in the pecking order.
In the pace department, Deepak Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed and Navdeep Saini, all of who impressed on the recent tour of West Indies, will be given more time to perform and possibly battle for the last pacer's slot once Bumrah returns.
India's batting will see the reunion of openers and Shikhar Dhawan, who had a poor tour of West Indies, scoring 1 (7), 23 (16) and 3 (5) in three T20I innings. India will hope Dhawan bounces back at home.
South Africa are in a stage of transition after a disastrous outing at the World Cup. In the absence of regular captain , who has been rested for the series, , who will be leading the side, will face quite a challenge to martial his young brigade, but the tourists, clearly the underdogs, can take heart from the fact that they are the only team yet to lose to Kohli and Co in India in the T20I format.
The last time South Africa toured India for a T20I series, they prevailed 2-0. Only de Kock, and have returned from that side, which gives a huge opportunity for youngsters like allrounder Bjorn Fortuin, pacer Junior Dala and the lone spinner in to shine.
With both sides still nascent in their experimentation stage, a cracker of a contest looks to be played out at the picturesque venue in Dharamsala.
Below are details of how you can watch and follow the India vs South Africa 1st T20I live.
What: India vs South Africa 2019, 1st T20I.
When: September 15, Sunday.
Where: HPCA Stadium, Dharamsala.
Time: 7 pm IST.
Weather: Scattered thunderstorms with a maximum high of 24 degrees Celsius.
On TV: Star Sports Network (in India).
LIVE streaming: Hotstar.
You can also follow LIVE streaming of the match on CricketCountry (India vs South Africa, 1st T20I: Scorecard).