Rishbha Pant will lead India in the T20I series against South Africa.© BCCI
The five-match T20I series against South Africa starting on Thursday offers a great opportunity for the Indian cricket team management to experiment with a young line-up before the 2022 T20 World Cup. Like with many elders Virat Kohli And with Rohit Sharma being rested for the tour of England in July, a new look is emerging in the Indian squad for the series against South Africa. The players like it. Imran MalikArshdeep Singh, Raturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Hooda Would be expected to have an effect. Even the return man Dinesh Karthik Want to make the most of this opportunity?
The first match of the series is also a great opportunity for the Indian cricket team to set a world record. India are currently tied with Afghanistan and Romania in winning the longest T20I of 12 matches. Afghanistan was the first team to win 12 consecutive T20Is from February 2018 to September 2019. Then, Cricket Menus Romania equaled this feat with a winning race from October 2020 to September 2021.
India’s winning streak began in the 2021 T20 World Cup, where they beat Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia in consecutive matches. Subsequently, under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, India won three consecutive series against New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka – all by a margin of 3-0. Now, if India can beat South Africa in the first T20I at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi, it will be the team’s 13th consecutive victory – a new world record.
However, the head coach of the Indian cricket team Rahul Dravid Not about too much in the record. “Honestly, we haven’t thought about the record. We’re not really focusing on the record. It’s nice to win games. But I think a lot of it is that we don’t have to worry about setting records or numbers. “We want to win. Every game we play. We want to be well prepared and practiced. We want to get on the field with our strategy and try to implement them. If that happens then That’s great, “Dravid told a news conference on Tuesday.
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