- Feb 25, 2024
- Aug 3, 2023
An exciting T20I series is on the cards as India are all set to take on South Africa in a five-match series. These T20I games will be played in India.
Both teams announced their squads but India gave rest to certain players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Young players were called up to the squad based on their superb performance in the Indian T20 Leauge 2022. Throughout this series, fans can enjoy some mini battles between specific players.
Here are the three battles to watch out for in the series
KL Rahul vs Kagiso Rabada
Both these players are coming off a tremendous Indian T20 Leauge season after performing for their respective franchises. However, this Proteas pacer can trouble Rahul with his pace and swing in the early stages of any match.
Being the captain of the Lucknow franchise, Rahul scored 616 runs in 15 innings at an average of 51.33. Meanwhile, Rabada enjoyed a very good season once again by scalping 23 wickets in 13 matches at an economy of 8.45.
David Miller vs Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal became the highest wicket-taker in this year’s edition of the Indian T20 League. He picked up 27 wickets in 17 matches at an economy of 7.75.
David Miller also had his best season by scoring 481 runs in 16 matches at an average of 68.71. Hence, in the middle overs, David Miller’s reply to Chahal’s googlies will be a treat to watch for fans.
Tabraiz Shamsi vs Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya had a great time during the Indian T20 League. He led his Gujarat franchise to the tournament triumph in their maiden appearance. Even, as a player, he scored 487 runs in 15 innings at an average of 44.27.
He also picked up 8 wickets in 10 matches at an economy of 7.27. Meanwhile, Tabraiz Shamsi is now the no.1 T20I bowler. His variations will be hard to pick. It will help to control hard hitters like Pandya from playing the big shots. Thus, this battle will be exciting to see.