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India Playing XI vs SA: Umran Malik set for debut, no room for Kuldeep: Follow Live


India Playing XI vs SA: India vs South Africa Live – Umran Malik is getting closer to realizing his dream, but for him to make his debut. Captain KL Rahul and Head Coach Rahul Dravid will be eager to unleash Umran’s raw pace against South Africa. But to accommodate it, the first big headache will be finding the right combination. Follow IND vs SA live updates on InsideSport.IN.

With two new faces in the squad in Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh, the hype has been around the young Kashmiri. Nicknamed Jammu Express for its fast deliveries, it will be eager to prove its mettle.

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Umran was supported by all former cricketers for his heroics in the IPL 2022. With 22 wickets in 14 matches, he was the highest uncapped wicket-taker. But more than the counters and its economical price, it was its look that overthrew the selectors. He recorded 157KPH as his fastest delivery, helping him enter Team India for the South Africa series.

However, accommodating Umran Malik will not be easy. With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Harshal Patel likely to get the nod, India will have a big dilemma in terms of striking depth.

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India Playing XI vs SA: What will India’s combination be?

  • The first big task will be to determine who will open with KL Rahul. Only one between Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad will open.
  • This will force Shreyas Iyer to arrive at No. 3 while Rishabh Pant at No. 4.
  • Hardik Pandya is likely to strike at No.5 while Dinesh Karthik is expected to play the finisher role at No.6.
  • To have depth at bat, India will have to go with Axar Patel at No.7.
  • Axar Patel’s entry will also force Kuldeep Yadav out of the Playing XI.
  • In the bowling department, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is expected to lead the pace attack and Harshal Patel will take the role of second point guard.
  • It will see a three-way battle for a spot between Avesh Khan, Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh.
  • But Umran is likely to get the nod ahead of Avesh and Arshdeep.

India Playing XI vs SA: India set to release Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in T20 1? Follow IND vs SA live updates

India Playing XI vs SA: Umran Malik set for debut, no room for Kuldeep: Follow Live
To get batting depth, India will have to go with Axar Patel, meaning Kul-Cha reunion unlikely

India playing XI against SA 1st T20:

1. KL Rahul (Captain)
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad/ Ishan Kishan
3. Shreyas Iyer
4. Rishabh Pant (WK, vice-captain)
5. Hardik Pandya
6. Dinesh Karthik (week)
7. Axar Patel
8. Harshal Patel
9. Bhuvneswar Kumar
10. Omran Malik
11. Yuzvendra Chahal

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India Playing XI vs SA: India set to release Umran Malik, what will be India’s bowling combination in T20 1? Follow IND vs SA live updates

Indian team T20I: KL Rahul (captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain)(wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel , Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

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