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| On Jun 9, 2022 7:00 PM IST

IND vs SA: Why is Aiden Markram Not Playing Today?


Aiden Markram Not Playing IND vs SA: In an important news update, South Africa’s premier batsman Aiden Markram is not playing the opening T20I encounter against India taking place at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The visiting South African side is scheduled to play a five-match T20I series in India. This T20I series is an important preparation for both the teams ahead of this year’s ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to be held in Australia.

IND vs SA: Why is Aiden Markram Not Playing Today?

After winning the toss and opting to bowl first, South Africa captain Temba Bavuma revealed the big news that Aiden Markram was not available for selection after having tested positive for Covid-19. Markram had an impressive performance with the bat during the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) season. However, in a big opportunity, explosive middle-order batsman Tristan Stubbs is making his South Africa T20I debut after a fabulous performance in the domestic circuit.

“We are going to have a bowl first. We played a practice game here a couple of days ago, saw that the wicket got better to bat on. It was a bit slow and stoppy at the beginning, hopefully we can exploit that and restrict them to a decent score and chase it down. Aiden was not available for selection as he tested positive for Covid, Stubbs comes in and it is a debut for him. We have two all rounders; Dwaine and Parnell also come into the fold. It is an important series as we haven’t been together as a group since the World Cup, it is a preparation for the World Cup coming up in Australia. For us it is about to build momentum and build confidence going ahead,” said South Africa captain Temba Bavuma.

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India vs South Africa: Confirmed SA Playing 11

South Africa have also included the experienced Wayne Parnell in the playing 11 as the second all-rounder in addition to Dwaine Pretorius.

South Africa Playing 11
Quinton de Kock (wk)
Temba Bavuma (C)
Rassie van der Dussen
David Miller
Tristan Stubbs
Wayne Parnell

Dwaine Pretorius
Keshav Maharaj
Kagiso Rabada
Tabraiz Shamsi
Anrich Nortje

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IND vs SA 2022 Schedule

Date Format Fixture Time Venue
9 June, 2022 (Thursday) 1st T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi
12 June, 2022 (Sunday) 2nd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Barabati Stadium, Cuttack
14 June, 2022 (Tuesday) 3rd T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
17 June, 2022 (Friday) 4th T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot
19 June, 2022 (Sunday) 5th T20I India vs South Africa 7 PM IST M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru


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