India vs South Africa T20 series
The series of T20 International matches between India and South Africa is starting from September 15. The first match will be played in Dharamshala. The second match of the series will be played at Mohali on 18 September and the third and last match at Visakhapatnam on 22nd. Quinton de Kock is captaining this series for South Africa.
Rohit Sharma was the highest run-scorer in the recently concluded World Cup. He scored five centuries in this tournament. Rohit is in good form in the short format. Rohit's name is also the combined record (35 balls) of making the fastest century in T20 International. Rohit has been called a 'hitman' for his aggressive play. He has scored three double centuries in One Day Internationals and four centuries in T20 Internationals.
Rabada is currently considered one of the best fast bowlers in the world. He is bowling brilliantly in all three formats of the game. 24-year-old Rabada is the South African bowling leader. He has speed, swing and he is aggressive about bowling aggressively by bowling aggressively. In the 2019 IPL, he took 25 wickets in 12 matches for Delhi Capitals. He was second in the list of bowlers who took the highest wicket in the tournament. Rabada has experience playing in Indian conditions and this goes in his favor.
Quinton de Kockhas been named captain for this series by South Africa. The left-handed wicket-keeper batsman has been given the command of the team in the absence of Faf du Plessis. De Kock knows the skill of scoring fast runs in top order. He has been one of South Africa's most successful batsmen in short format for some time. The South African team is new and in this way, along with scoring runs, he also have the responsibility of handling that team. In four T20 Internationals against India, he has scored 153 runs at an average of 38.25. This year, he scored 529 runs in the IPL playing for Mumbai Indians.
Virat Kohli is said to be the best batsman in the world at this time. The World T20 is now about a year away and it is also the responsibility of preparing the team for Kohli. Kohli has been trying youngsters before this big tournament. Virat had scored a half-century in the last T20 series played against the West Indies. Their record in T20 International against South Africa is not very good. He has scored 173 runs in 8 matches.
Hardik would like to make his comeback series on a positive note. However, his performance in the 38 T20I has not been very good. In this, he has scored 296 runs at an average of 16.44 and has taken 36 wickets at an economy rate of 8.32. Hardik, however, has done well for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL. In IPL 2019, he scored at a strike rate of 191.43. He also took 14 wickets. Pandya's performance balanced his team.
Delhi's Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium will now be known as Arun Jaitley. A stand of the stadium has been named after Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli. The naming ceremony took place in the presence of Team India on Thursday. Virat was also present on the occasion along with his wife Anushka Sharma.
Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) organized a program to host the stadium in the name of Arun Jaitley in the capital Delhi. Apart from Virat Kohli, members of Team India were also present in it.