IND vs SA Live: Harshal Patel in “good rythm” ahead of 2nd T20I

Indian pacer Harshal Patel feels good and body to be back on track after struggling a bit after continuing his duty after a short break.

Harshal Patel said that he will be keeping his plans simple and try to execute it as per the plan.


Harshal Patel: The body is feeling pretty good. The last 3-4 games have helped me get back into rhtyhm. The seam-up deliveries ate hitting 140ks and I am thinking clearly. The best way to attack on pitches like the last one (in Trivandrum) was to hit the right lengths in the right channel. You don’t need to do anything else and just have to keep it simple. In terms of execution, we didn’t try out a lot of plans in the last game because the game didn’t go down to the wire. But expect SA to come back hard. I am just going to try and execute my plans and see where it takes me.

South African skipper Bavuma called the toss and opts to field after winning the flip. South Africa makes one change as they call in Ngidi in place of Shamsi.

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Dinesh Karthik, Axar Patel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harshal Patel, Deepak Chahar, Arshdeep Singh

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Temba Bavuma(c), Rilee Rossouw, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Wayne Parnell, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi