Quinton de Kock ready for first India vs South Africa T20I. Photo: @ProteasMenCSA
India, on the other hand, would be looking to make this series count in a fashion that they have the problem of choice between Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik sorted and their bowling attack of three pacers and a spinner fixed as well. Arshdeep Singh would be available for selection for this series and hence he can be utilised by the team to9 see if he fits alongside Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah.
IND vs SA 1st T20I Toss
India have made many changes in their playing eleven. While Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested according to Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and Arshdeep Singh have come in their place.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Deepak Chahar have also made comeback as Jasprit Bumrah and Yuzvendra Chahal have been rested.
India Playing 11
Rohit Sharma(c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi
IND vs SA 1st T20I Thiruvananthapuram pitch and weather report
According to the inputs, the weather will remain cloudy and the pitch, which has always been batting friendly will remain that way as well. The humidity will be high and cloud cover will keep on increasing as the night progresses.