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IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT


IND Vs SA LIVE: The T20 World Cup is just three weeks away with the competition starting next month in Australia. The…

IND Vs SA LIVE: The T20 World Cup is just three weeks away with the competition starting next month in Australia. The India vs South Africa T20 series, starting on Wednesday, will prove to be a big test for three Indian players among others in the squad. They are Arshdeep Singh, Rishabh Pant and Yuzvendra Chahal as competition for India Playing XI hots up. Follow Ind vs SA T20 series live updates with InsideSport.IN 

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It is important to note that the T20 series against South Africa is India’s last series in shorter format before the ICC event. After the series, the World Cup squad players will leave for Australia.

IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT
IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT

IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT

Though India will play a few practice matches Down Under, this series at home can help the team management decide upon the team combination. It is at this juncture that the series holds extra significance against a strong South Africa side. 

Arshdeep Singh 

IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT
IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT

The Indian pacer missed the India vs Australia series. He was at the NCA for conditioning work. With the pacer from Punjab in the squad for South Africa, all eyes will be on him. The Indian pacer battery has looked quite off colour, especially at the death. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel have been poor in the slog overs.

So, a solid performance from Arshdeep in the upcoming series could play an important role in sealing his Playing XI spot. The pace attack has been such that only Jasprit Bumrah is the only sure shot bowler in the Playing XI. It is time for Arshdeep to make this opportunity count. 

IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT

Rishabh Pant 

At present, it looks like the management has picked Dinesh Karthik over Rishabh Pant. But there is no guarantee that they will stick to the same. Pant knows fully well that he will get his fair share of chance in the South Africa series. Rohit Sharma will also want to look at him before making a final call on the wicketkeeper-batter.

If he fails, it could well be the end of the road with Karthik having done decent in the finishers’ role entrusted to him. 

Yuzvendra Chahal 

IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT
IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT

Without a shadow of doubt, Chahal is India’s premier spinner in the longer format. But, of late, Axar Patel has overshadowed Chahal. The T20 World Cup is in Australia, and India will not load the team with spinners. So, if India just want to play with one spinner, it would be interesting to see who will play. Playing Patel also gives India the flexibility in the team combination, which is a must in the T20 format. The leg-spinner will look to be back amongst the wickets in the South Africa series. He only picked two in three matches against Australia.

IND Vs SA LIVE: 3 Indian players on biggest TEST of their lives during India Vs South Africa T20 series ahead of T20 World Cup: Check OUT

 





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