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South Africa vs India 2018, T20 series: 5 Indian players to watch out for 

Suresh Raina is likely to feature in the playing XI when India take on South Africa in the first T20I match.

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Top 5 / Top 10 18 Feb 2018, 10:34 IST
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The Indian team will be looking to stamp their authority further against the Proteas in the T20 series.

India continued their dominance in the ODI series against South Africa by winning the sixth game by 8 wickets, thereby taking the series by 5-1. The Proteas struggled throughout the series, bar the 'Pink ODI', and were no match for the Indian team in all three departments.

After wrapping up the ODI series, Virat Kohli and Co will now look to stamp their authority in the T20 series. Suresh Raina, Jaydev Unadkat and Lokesh Rahul are set to join the T20 squad and would look to perform well.

With some new faces in the side, it will be interesting to see which players stand out in the series. Here are the five players to watch out for in the T20 series against South Africa:


#5 Lokesh Rahul

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KL Rahul looked in sublime touch during the T20 series against Sri Lanka

After a disappointing performance in the Test series against the Proteas, Lokesh Rahul will now look to perform well in the T20 series. He was impressive in the last T20 series against Sri Lanka scoring two half-centuries in three matches.

In the Vijay Hazare Trophy, the Karnataka batsman scored 107 in his last match against Punjab and looked in good touch. Though with with Shikhar Dhawan in red-hot form, it will be difficult for him to find a place in the playing XI straightaway.

If Rahul does get a chance to play, he will look to grab the opportunity and solidify his position in the Indian team with a stellar performance.

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