Starting June 9 at Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, the Indian cricket team will welcome the Proteas for five T20Is at home. On June 12, the teams will travel to Cuttack for the second T20I. On June 14, Visakhapatnam will host the third Twenty20 International.

The bandwagon will migrate from the eastern coastlines to the western section of the nation. The fourth T20I will be played on June 17 at Rajkot, Gujarat, with the fifth and final match taking place on June 19 at Bengaluru’s M Chinnaswamy Stadium.

The Indian team is rated first in the T20I format, while the South Africans are placed fourth. The two-match bilateral series will serve as a warm-up for the T20I World Cup, which will be held in Australia in October and November. In the absence of prominent players like Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, it will also provide the Indian team a chance to put their bench to the test. KL Rahul, who will lead the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL 2022, has been named captain of the Indian team in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma.

South Africa has also named their team for the India series, which includes uncapped Tristan Stubbs. Stubbs, who has made a name for himself on the local circuit, was a member of the Mumbai Indians’ team in the just finished IPL 2022. Anrich Nortje, a pacer, also makes his return to the national team.

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.

 SA’s T20I Squad: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen.

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Source: myKhel