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The T20 series between India and South Africa is starting from June 9. The first match will be held at Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. With which playing XI Team India will go (India Playing XI vs SA 1st T20), this is a big question.
Now just 3 days are left for the start of T20 series between India and South Africa. The first match is to be held on June 9 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. Both the teams are sweating at the venue. Strategies are being made and at the same time the plan of victory is being prepared. However, the big question here is that what will be the playing XI of Team India (India Playing XI vs SA 1st T20)? Players like Rohit-Virat and Bumrah are not playing in the series and the youth have been given a chance, but despite this it is difficult to guess that what will be the playing XI of Team India? Ravi Shastri has answered this question. Shastri has given his probable playing XI for the first T20.
Interestingly, Dinesh Karthik and Yuzvendra Chahal are not there in Ravi Shastri’s playing XI. Also, the opening pair of Ravi Shastri is also interesting and he has also kept Avesh Khan out on the fast bowling front.
Who in Ravi Shastri’s playing XI?
KL Rahul-Rituraj Gaikwad are the openers in Ravi Shastri’s playing XI. At the same time, Shastri has also given Ishan Kishan a place in the team. Shastri has placed Shreyas Iyer at number four and Rishabh Pant at number five. Let us tell you that the batsmen from No. 2 to No. 5 of Team India are not in good form. These players could not perform well in IPL 2022. Interestingly, Ravi Shastri has placed Hardik Pandya at number six. Meaning, he still sees this player as a finisher, while Pandya rained runs in IPL 2022 by landing at number 4 and made Gujarat Titans champion in the debut season itself.
Kuldeep Yadav not included in Shastri’s playing XI
Ravi Shastri has also not given place to Kuldeep Yadav in his playing XI. This player took 21 wickets in IPL 2022. Shastri has kept Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal as spinners in his playing XI and has given opportunities to Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel and Umran Malik in fast bowling. Shastri has kept Avesh Khan out.
Ravi Shastri’s playing XI- KL Rahul, Rituraj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh/Umran Malik, Harshal Patel.
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