IND v SA 1st T20I: Predicted playing XI for India against SA; KL Rahul to lead the side in a milestone match

KL Rahul led India will battle out South Africa on 9th June 2022 after suffering a defeat at the hands of proteas in South Africa, earlier. KL Rahul led the Indian team will look to create world record after winning 12 consecutive T20I matches.


India will begin their T20 World cup preparation by kickstarting their campaign against the visitor South Africa led by Temba Bavuma. Under KL Rahul, the team will embark on a journey to test their bench strength and will potentially look to throw some new cards in the series. The likes of Umran Malik, Avesh Khan, and Arshdeep Singh. Much to be revealed and mammoth to be planned before the world cup. India wouldn’t forget the scars of the previous world cup ouster and hence a balanced and experienced side will be the target.

Besides experienced faces – Hardik Pandya & Yuzvendra Chahal – returning to the side, India will add the much-needed balance to the bowling department. In the absence of T Natarajan, young lad Arshdeep Singh would secure his place in the side. Umran Malik will look to roar against the South African side with his roaring pace.

Predicted XI 

  • Ishan Kishan
  • KL Rahul
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Rishabh Pant
  • Dinesh Karthik
  • Hardik Pandya
  • Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Kuldeep Yadav
  • Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
  • Harshal Patel
  • Arshdeep Singh
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