India vs South Africa T20 squad 2019, time table, schedule, team list, timing: All you need to know
India vs South Africa T20 squad 2019: The Indian cricket team is set to start its domestic season with a T20 series against South Africa, starting Sunday in Dharamshala. Led by Virat Kohli, the men in blue would to start the series with a win against an inexperienced South African side led by a new skipper - Quinton de Kock. Interestingly, the entire South African squad put together has played just 210 T20Is with David Miller (70) alone contributing one-third of that figure. On the other hand, India's top three - Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli - have 219 T20Is to their name.
The series will, nevertheless, act as a building ground for next year's T20 World Cup, with both the sides expected to do several experiments. Notably, the Indian side would be without Mahendra Singh Dhoni which gives Rishabh Pant another chance to establish himself in the limited overs side. "Look, experience is always going to matter whether you like it or not. I mean there are a numerous number of times people have given up on sportsmen and they have proved people wrong and he has done that many times in his career as well. So one great thing about him is that he thinks for India cricket. And whatever we think, he is on the same page. The alignment is there," Virat Kohli had to say about MS Dhoni ahead of the match.
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India vs South Africa T20 squad 2019 and team list
India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Lokesh Rahul, Manish Pandey, Rahul Chahar, K Khaleel Ahmed.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w/c), Reeza Hendricks, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Bjorn Fortuin, George Linde.
India vs South Africa T20 2019 time table, schedule and timing
September 15 - 1st T20I - 7:00 PM
Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
September 18 - 2nd T20I - 7:00 PM
Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
September 22 - 3rd T20I - 7:00 PM
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
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The series marks a return for the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya who missed out on the West Indies tour due to an injury. Pandya was one of the star performers in the recently concluded ODI World Cup in England and is one of the mainstays in the middle-order where he is assisted by his brother and Mumbai Indians teammate Krunal.