1st T20 India vs South Africa Live: South Africa Aim for Redemption After ODI Defeat


India vs South Africa 1st T20 Match is scheduled to be held at 2:30 PM Local (Indian Time 6:00 PM) in New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg . After creating history in the ODI series, the eyes of the Indian team in the best form are on the series of three T-20 matches starting on Sunday, with the first t20 match between India vs South Africa match being played on the Wanders ground. Although both the teams have only got one day time to prepare for the series because the last match of the ODI series ended on Friday.

Team India Strengths

Kohli will be the responsibility of the team. He is in excellent form with the bat and he has also been selected ‘Man of the Series’ in the ODI Series. Apart from them, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Hardik Pandya will strengthen the team in small format of the game.

Suresh Raina has returned to the T20 team, with his arrival, the middle order of the team will certainly be strengthened. He can play a major role in team performance. The duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in bowling can also be in trouble for the hosts South Africa in T-20 match.

Team South Africa Strengths

In the ODI series Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav two bowlers had badly implicated African batsmen in their spin. Both of these had a major role in winning the series for India. At the same time, the South Africa will take on the captaincy of JP Duminy. Regular captain Faf du Plessis is out of the Twenty20 series apart from ODIs due to injury. In the ODI team, which was the one-day match in T-20, it could prove to be different from him, because he has expertise in the game’s small format.

South Africa have the best T20 player in the form of AB de Villiers, David Miller and Chris Morris. All three though were unsuccessful in the ODI series. Miller showed his batting in the fourth ODI. Apart from these, Heinrich Klaasen can also prove dangerous in this format for India.

India vs South Africa Match Details

Series India tour of South Africa 2018
Match India vs South Africa 1st T20
Date & Time February 18, 6:00 pm
Venue New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Umpires Shaun George, Adrian Holdstock


Head To Head Match

Match           India              South Africa

10                       6                        4

Kuldeep and Chahal Hunt Like The Tiger

Comparison of spinners of India and South Africa in the series

Team Overs Wickets Avg Ec SR
India 109.1 33 16 4.83 19.8
South Africa 66.4 3 128.66 5.79 133.3


India vs South Africa Playing XI In 1st T20 Match

India Playing XI

India’s big choice will be in the middle order, where they are likely to have a choice between Suresh Raina – who has been selected in India’s squad after a long absence – and Manish Pandey. Jaydev Unadkat, one of the stars of the most recent IPL, could offer rest to one of Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Manish Pandey, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Jaydev Unadkat ,  Jasprit Bumrah, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.

South Africa Playing XI

South African side could see as three new players with wicketkeeper Heinrich Klaasen guaranteed a start and middle-order batsman Christiaan Jonker and seamer Junior Dala in the mix. South Africa’s experience is sandwiched between an inexperienced opening pair in Reeza Hendricks and Jon-Jon Smuts and a younger middle-to-lower order and tail.

Reeza Hendricks, Jon-Jon Smuts, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy (c), David Miller, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Christiaan Jonker, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Junior Dala, 10 Dane Paterson, 11 Aaron Phangiso

Duminy Is Ready For T20 Battle

South African T-20 captain JP Duminy said that the team has learned lessons in the one-day series defeat and will play aggressively in the T20 series. Duminy said that I think new faces will help us. This format is different. It’s fast and more aggressive. This will generally force us to do well. I am excited to lead the team. I have the ability to lead and I will enjoy the experience of leading the team.

India vs South Africa 1st T20 Live Streaming

The first match of the 3-match T-20 series between India and South Africa will be held at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from 6 o’clock this evening. Sony Ten Network has the right to broadcast the match. You can see the 1st T-20 between India vs South Africa from 6.00 p.m. on Sony LIV today. On TV, this match will be shown live on Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Ten3, Sony Ten 3 HD.


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