Changes for Team India: Arshdeep Singh, Rishabh Pant come in for Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Jasprit Bumrah has a niggle and Yuzvendra Chahal has been rested, Deepak Chahar and R Ashwin come in.
TOSS: Rohit Sharma has won the toss and opted to field first.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of the first T20 International between India and South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram.
It’s the final stage of preparations ahead of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. For the second time in 2022, the South African men’s team are in India for a T20I series. The Proteas have had a good recent record against India, and they’d offer another challenging test for Rohit Sharma’s men as the three-match series begins in Thiruvananthapuram on Wednesday. India will be upbeat after their series win against world champions Australia and will be eyeing a strong start against Temba Bavuma and Co.
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South Africa: Quinton de Kock (w), Temba Bavuma (c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Dwaine Pretorius, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reeza Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Heinrich Klaasen.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (w), Axar Patel, Dinesh…