India Playing XI vs SA: Umran Malik set for debut, no place for Kuldeep: Follow Live


India Playing XI vs SA: India vs South Africa Live – Umran Malik is inching closer to fulfilling his dream but for him to make his debut. Both captain KL Rahul and head coach Rahul Dravid will be eager to unleash the raw pace of Umran against South Africa. But to accommodate him, the first big headache will be to get the combination right. Follow IND vs SA Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

With two new faces in the squad in Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh, the hype has been around the Kashmiri youngster. Nicknamed Jammu Express for his fast deliveries, he will be eager to prove his mettle.

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India Playing XI vs SA: India ready to unleash Umran Malik, what will be India’s combination in 1st T20? Follow IND vs SA Live Updates

Umran has been backed by all former cricketers for his heroics in IPL 2022. With 22 wickets in 14 matches, he was the highest uncapped wicket-taker. But more than the wickets and his economy rate, it is his pace that has bowled over the selectors. He clocked 157KPH as his fastest delivery, helping him enter Team India for the South Africa series.

However, it won’t be an easy task to accommodate Umran Malik. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel are likely to get the nod, India will have a big dilemma in terms of batting depth.

India Playing XI vs SA: India ready to unleash Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in 1st T20? Follow IND vs SA Live Updates

India Playing XI vs SA: India ready to unleash Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in 1st T20? Follow IND vs SA Live Updates

India Playing XI vs SA: What will be India’s combination?

  • The first big task will be to figure out who will open with KL Rahul. Only one between Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad will open.
  • It will force Shreyas Iyer to come at No 3 while Rishabh Pant at No 4.
  • Hardik Pandya is likely to bat at No 5 while Dinesh Karthik is set to play the finisher’s role at No 6.
  • To have the batting depth, India will have to go with Axar Patel at No 7.
  • Axar Patel’s entry will also force Kuldeep Yadav out of the Playing XI.
  • In bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is set to lead the pace attack and Harshal Patel will take the second pacer’s role.
  • It will see a three-way battle for a spot between Avesh Khan, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.
  • But Umran is likely to get the nod ahead of Avesh and Arshdeep.

India Playing XI vs SA: India ready to unleash Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in 1st T20? Follow IND vs SA Live Updates

India Playing XI vs SA: India ready to unleash Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in 1st T20? Follow IND vs SA Live Updates
To have batting depth, India will have to go with Axar Patel, meaning Kul-Cha reunion is unlikely

India Playing XI vs SA 1st T20:

1. KL Rahul (Captain)
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad/ Ishan Kishan
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Rishabh Pant (WK, vice-captain)
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
7. Axar Patel
8. Harshal Patel
9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
10. Umran Malik
11. Yuzvendra Chahal

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India Playing XI vs SA: India ready to unleash Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in 1st T20? Follow IND vs SA Live Updates

India’s T20I squad: KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain)(wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

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