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Team India will host South Africa for five T20 International matches in June. The series will begin just 10 days after the conclusion of the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The five-match T20I series will resume India’s roadmap for the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia later this year in the October-November period.

The squad for the forthcoming T20I series against South Africa is likely to be announced during the IPL 2022 playoffs (May 24-29).

Chetan Sharma on Rohit Sharma
National chief selector Chetan Sharma: Image: PTI

The selectors will have a keen eye on emerging players of this IPL edition and they might give chance to the pool of talented players considering India will play against England in July followed by the Asia Cup in the August-September window.

Let us look at three uncapped players who can make an international debut in the five-match series against the Proteas.

IND vs SA: 3 Indian Players Who Can Make Their Debut

1) Umran Malik

Malik has been consistent with his searing pace and that creates a terror in the batter’s mind. Bowling at the speed of 150kph has been a routine for the Jammu & Kashmir pace sensation.

In SRH’s clash against Gujarat Titans, the 22-year-old claimed his maiden fifer in T20 cricket with figures of 5/25.

Malik has claimed 15 wickets in nine matches of IPL 2022 so far at an average of 19.13 and an economy rate of 8.44. Malik is SRH’s second most wicket-taker behind left-arm pacer T Natarajan – 17 wickets in nine matches.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: Twitter)

Malik became the fourth bowler to bowl a maiden in the 20th over of an innings. He joined Lasith Malinga, Irfan Pathan, and Jaydev Unadkat to achieve the milestone.

Reports have suggested that the Indian selectors have kept their eyes on the Indian youngster and it is likely for him to get roped in for South Africa T20I series in June.

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