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5 Things to expect from the South Africa vs India T20 series

Two champion sides are set to battle it out in three T20 Internationals. Here’s what to expect from their clash.

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Top 5 / Top 10 18 Feb 2018, 16:41 IST
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The Test series was clinched by the South African team while the Indians dominated the One Day Internationals (ODI), winning their first bilateral ODI series in the Rainbow Nation 5-1. As the focus now shifts to the T20Is, both the sides would like to stamp their authority from ball one.

India and South Africa have played each other 10 times in this format with India winning six of those encounters. Speaking of momentum, India are on a roll as they have won their last four games in the shortest format of the game. Both captains, Virat Kohli and JP Duminy have a win percentage of 60 in T20Is, something that both of them will want to improve, come the end of the series.

Here are five things to expect from the three-match series:


 South Africa’s counter-attack 

South Africa v Zimbabwe - 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

No team likes to lose on home soil, especially when that team is South Africa. The team is battered and bruised but definitely not down and out. This is a champion squad and the shortest format is meant for champion performers to have a blast.

Be it a quickfire knock or efficient death bowling, one outstanding performance from a player can change the game on its head. There is a change in leadership with JP Duminy, and there are some fresh faces and bodies in the squad that are waiting to prove their worth. They have an opportunity to display their skills and push for spots in the ODI format.


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