India Playing XI vs SA: Umran Malik ready for debut, no place for Kuldeep: Follow

India Playing XI vs SA: India vs South Africa Live – Omran Malik is moving closer to fulfilling his dream but will make his debut. Both captain KL Rahul and head coach Rahul Dravid will be keen to show off Omran’s raw pace against South Africa. But the first big headache for him to adjust is to fix the combination. Follow IND vs SA live updates on InsideSport.IN

With two new faces in the squad of Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh, the Kashmiri youth has been promoted. Nicknamed the Jammu Express for its fast delivery, he will be keen to prove his skills.

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All the former cricketers have supported Umran for his heroism in IPL 2022. With 22 wickets in 14 matches, he was the highest uncapped wicket taker. But more than the wicket and its economy rate, its speed has bowled over the selectors. He clocked 157KPH as his fastest delivery, which helped him enter Team India for the South Africa series.

However, giving space to Omran Malik will not be an easy task. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel likely to agree, India will have a big dilemma in terms of batting depth.

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India Playing XI vs SA: What will be the coordination of India?

  • The first big task is to find out who will open with KL Rahul. One of Ishan Kisan and Ruturaj Gaikwad will open.
  • This will force Shreyas Iyer to come in at No. 3 and Rishabh Pant at No. 4.
  • Hardik Pandya will probably bat at No. 5 and Dinesh Karthik will play the role of finisher at No. 6.
  • To get the batting depth, India need to go to No. 7 with Akshar Patel.
  • Akshar Patel’s entry will take Kuldeep Yadav out of the playing XI.
  • In the bowling department, Bhubaneswar Kumar will lead the pace attack and Harshal Patel will be the second pacer.
  • It will see a three-way fight for a place between Avesh Khan, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.
  • However, Umran is more likely to get approval than Avesh and Arshdeep.

India Playing XI vs SA: India ready to release Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in the first T20? Follow IND vs SA live updates

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To get the batting depth, India will have to go with Akshar Patel, which means there is no chance of a cool tea reunion.

India Playing XI vs SA 1st T20:

1. KL Rahul (Captain)
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad / Ishan Kisan
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Rishabh Pant (WK, Co-Captain)
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Dinesh Karthik (wk)
7. Akshar Patel
8. Harshal Patel
9. Bhubaneswar Kumar
10. Omran Malik
11. Yuzbendra Chahal

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India Playing XI vs SA: India ready to release Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in the first T20? Follow IND vs SA live updates

India’s T20 squad: KL Rahul (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (co-captain) (wicket-keeper), Dinesh Karthik (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzbendra Chadal, Yuzbendra Chahal, , Ravi Vishnoi, Bhubaneswar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

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