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India will begin their long home season with the three-match T20I series against South Africa. The first of the three games will take place in Dharamsala on September 15 (Sunday). Who all can make it to India’s playing XI? 

The Men in Blues produced a dominating effort against West Indies registering a whitewash over them. The players backed each other and it was a complete effort from the players despite making young cricketers in the team.

Hardik Pandya has made a return to the squad while the selectors have decided to give a break to Jasprit Bumrah. Virat Kohli and the management will hope to try to some more new options as they look to settle their combinations ahead of the World T20 next year in Australia.

Here is the predicted playing XI of India for the first of three-match T20I series against South Africa in Dharamsala on September 15 (Sunday):

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Shikhar Dhawan

Shikhar Dhawan. Credit: Twitter

Shikhar Dhawan struggled to put runs on the board in the West Indies series. But he looked in right touch during India A’s unofficial ODIs against South Africa A.

The southpaw will hope to keep up the good work against South Africa as the home side will be keen to take an early lead in the series. Dhawan will have to put up a good stand alongside Rohit Sharma to set the tone for the batsmen to follow.

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