South Africa take on India in a three-match T20I and ODI series starting with the first T20I in Thiruvananthapuram. The next two T20Is will be played in Guwahati (October 2) and Indore (October 4). The series then moves on to the three ODIs starting with the first ODI in Lucknow on October 6.
The second and the third ODI will be played in Ranchi (October 9) and Delhi (October 11) respectively. Both India and South Africa are placed in the same group for the T20 World Cup in Australia.
The Proteas have a particularly good record while playing T20I cricket in Indi against India. They won the 2015 T20Iseries 2-1. Then again in 2018, they drew the series 1-1. In 2019, they again drew the T20I series 1-1. They are heading into the series after playing a series against England. They drew the ODI series 1-1, won the T20I series 2-1 and lost the Test series 2-1.
South Africa and India last locked horns in a T20I series in June 2022. During the away tour, South Africa played 5 T20I games against the home team India. The series ended in a 2-2 tie. South Africa won the 1st T20I by 7 wickets and the 2nd T20I by 4 wickets. India won the 3rd T20I by 48 runs and the 4th T20I by 82 runs. The 5th T20I was washed out due to rain.
— Proteas Men (@ProteasMenCSA) September 25, 2022
The side has reached Thiruvananthapuram ahead of the first T20I. In this article, we take a look at South Africa’s probable playing XI for the first T20I against India.
India vs South Africa: South Africa’s Predicted Playing XI Against India, South Africa Tour Of India 2022, 1st T20I
Temba Bavuma (C)
Bavuma the captain will open the batting. He led South Africa earlier this year when they drew the series 2-2. Once again, the onus will be on him to beat the Men in Blue in their backyard.