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South Africa vs India 2018, 1st T20I: 5 players to watch out for 

5 players who are most likely to make an impact in the 1st T20I.

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Top 5 / Top 10 18 Feb 2018, 18:13 IST
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3rd Momentum ODI: South Africa v India

The 3-match T20I series between India and South Africa starts on Sunday and Virat Kohli and his men will be looking to continue their good run in the Rainbow Nation. With big-hitters like Suresh Raina back in the T20I squad, lots of fireworks can be expected.

On the other hand, the hosts will want to make a comeback and end the tour on a high. They have impact players who can win games all alone and the track in the highveld will suit their batting style.

It will be a tough contest as Johannesburg is a high scoring venue, and with both sides possessing an explosive batting line-up, a high-scoring contest is on the cards.

Here are five players to watch out for in the 1st T20I:

#5 Yuzvendra Chahal

2nd Momentum ODI: South Africa v India

The leggie had a great ODI series and proved to be unplayable for the most part. Most of the top order batsmen struggled to pick his wrong'un and perished cheaply. The way the Proteas played against him in the ODIs, he'll definitely come in handy during the T20Is as the batsmen won't have time to safely see him off.

Chahal had a tough time at the Bull Ring in the 4th ODI, and will try to produce a far better performance this time around. With the kind of form he is in, he'll be a definite threat to the hosts.

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