India vs South Africa 1st T20 match will be played on today at 6:00 pm in Wanderers. Faboulas victory in One-Day series made team India No-1 in ODI-Rankings, and this time they will try to win all three games of this series and improve their ranking in T20 also. Currently, Team India is in No-3 position in T20 rankings. So this series is an important for ranking perspective also. South African captain JP Duminy will lead the Proteas side first time in history, After being Out of Top players–Du-Plessis and Quinton-de-cock from the ODIs team lost the Bilateral series by 5-1.
What to expect: Match will start at 6:00 pm at The Wanderers. There is a forecast for rain on today’s evening. Pitch has pace, bounce and it will act like Flacco and as similar during the Tests and ODI. Virat Kohli needs 44 runs to complete 2000 INTL runs in T20 Format, by doing this he will be the third batsmen after Brendon McCullum and Martin Guptill. Score on Batting first at this ground 172+, which means this is a batting surface. Opener Lokesh Rahul will play the 1st T20, which means Rohit will be rested. Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya will handle the middle-order.
Expected XI- Rohit Sharma/Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli(c), Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(wk), Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jaydev Unadkat
Expected XI- Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy(c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen(wk), Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Aaron Phangiso, Farhaan Behardien, Tabraiz Shamsi
De-Villiers and David Miller will manage the middle-order batting order while JJ Smuts and Reeza Hendricks will start the opening attack. All-rounder Chris Morris and phansigo will complete his spell of four overs. Tabraiz Shamsi will lead the Spinning attack. So let’s see who will win the first T20 game at Wanderers.