IND vs SA: Three wicketkeepers will play for India in the first match! This can be the playing XI
The five-match T20I series against South Africa will start today. However, even before the first match to be played in Delhi, Team India suffered a big setback. KL Rahul, who was named captain in place of Rohit Sharma, has been ruled out of the series due to injury.
Now Rishabh Pant will captain the Indian team in this series. While the responsibility of vice-captain has been entrusted to Hardik Pandya. Rishabh Pant will be seen captaining the Indian team for the first time in T20 International cricket. Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad can open the innings in the first match after KL Rahul is injured.
Dinesh Karthik can be tried as a team finisher. Thus three wicketkeepers can play in India's playing XI. Umran Malik's chances of playing in the first T20 are slim.
India's Probable Playing XI: Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (C&W), Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Venkatesh Iyer/Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, and Yuzvendra Chahal.