India vs South Africa T20 Series will be started from Today 18 February, and it will end on 24 February. Total 3 T20 matches will be played between these two top nations team. After losing the One-day Series against India, The host proteas are seeming this series as an essential key factor for their side. India thrashed South Africa in One-day series by 5-1, in which Skipper Virat Kohli scored 3 INTL hundreds in that series. Now in T20 Format, this will also be a tough challenge for South Africa because Indian T20 star Suresh Raina is comeback in INTL Cricket through this series. Raina played his last T20 match for India a year ago against England in 2017.
Raina who has a great experience in Middle order batting, struggling to get back into the team since Oct 2015 due to his failure in YO-YO test and some other fitness issues. But now his chances of playing in the first T20 is very high because he is the most experienced player in this format. The three-match 20-overs-a-side series will begin at the Wanderers and go to Centurion again before climaxing where it all started, in Cape Town. All three games will be played in 6 days. Recent scores in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and having spent a year working on his fitness, Suresh Raina can be expected to play the first T20 against South Africa. Opening Batsmen Lokesh Rahul will play the 1st T20, which means Dhawan or Rohit Sharma will be rested in the first game.
Squad: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Lokesh Rahul, Jaydev Unadkat, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur
Squad: Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy(c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson, Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien, Christiaan Jonker, Tabraiz Shamsi