IND vs SA 1st T20I: Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer and Shahbaz Ahmed added to India squad. Check official update

Updated on: Sep 28, 2022 12:28 pm IST

  • India vs South Africa

    IND vs SA 1st T20I: The three-match T20I series between India and South Africa will kick start on Wednesday (28th September). The remaining two games will be played on October 2nd and October 4th in Guwahati and Indore respectively. The series will act as a preparation for T20 World Cup 2022 as both the teams are placed in the same group and would be looking to cover all their bases.

    IND vs SA 1st T20I: Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer and Shahbaz Ahmed added to India squad

    In what has been the latest development, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has added Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer and Shahbaz Ahmed added to the India squad for the T20I series against South Africa.

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    The decision to add Shreyas Iyer to the squad comes after Deepak Hooda was ruled out of the series due to a back spasm. Whereas Shahbaz was added as a replacement for Hardik Pandya, who has been rested for the series and will travel to NCA for conditioning.

    On the other hand, Umesh Yadav will continue to be with the team in the series against South Africa as Mohammad Shami, who contracted Covid-19 ahead of the Australia series, has failed to recover.

    Here’s the revised Indian squad for the T20I series against South Africa

    Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), R. Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Umesh Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shahbaz Ahmed.

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    IND vs SA 1st T20I: Probable Playing XI for India for the first game

    With Hardik Pandya and Bhuvnehwar Kumar not being there in the squad, it’ll be an opportunity for Rishabh Pant and Arshdeep Singh to have a fair amount of game time and rectify their weak areas.

    India is likely to play with the combination of 5 bowlers and 6 batters and it remains to be seen how will their fair with this adjustment.

    Here’s Probable Indian XI for the first T20I

    Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant, Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, R Ashwin Harshal Patel, Jasprit Bumrah, Arshdeep Singh

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