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India begin home season with a 3-match T20 series vs South Africa

Sparkling with confidence, the Men in Blue aced their lengthy Carribean assignment and will be looking to kick off the home season on a positive note.

With preparations underway for the T20 World Cup in Australia next year, India need to focus on discovering the winning formula alongside effectively grooming individuals for respective positions in the team.

Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are set to open the batting for India. KL Rahul is likely to bat at number three.

For the second consecutive series, India have rested Jasprit Bumrah, giving newcomers more opportunities.

Meanwhile, the Proteas, in an attempt to remodel themselves following a lackluster World Cup campaign, have introduced several new faces into the squad. Faf du Plessis has been rested for the T20 fixtures and wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock will take over the captaincy reigns as the management ponders upon leadership options ahead of the upcoming showpiece event.

Mediocre batsmanship was the prominent reason behind South Africa’s dismal show in the World Cup and that’s something they will look to address moving forward.

Moreover, pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada needs to fire on all cylinders if the visitors are to stand any chance against a dynamic Indian outfit.

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