KL Rahul & Dravid ready for 3 BIG selection DECISIONS before 1st T20: Check

IND vs SA T20 Series – INDIA SA 1st T20: Now that franchise duties are over, Team India stars will be back in national service on Sunday night. The 1st T20 against South Africa will be played in Delhi on June 9. And for that, stand-in captain KL Rahul and head coach Rahul Dravid have to make 3 BIG DECISIONS on Indian Playing XI for the 1st GAME: Follow India vs South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

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  • The batting position of Hardik Pandya
  • Opening partner of KL Rahul
  • To unleash Umran Malik or not in opening match?

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid need to make 3 BIG selection decisions for IND vs SA T20 series – Check out

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid Face 3 BIG Squad DECISIONS ahead of 1st IND vs SA T20 Match - Check Out

1. Hardik Pandya’s batting position – Who will be India’s finisher?

Hardik Pandya had an excellent IPL 2022 campaign. Not only did he lead his team, Gujarat Titans, to the trophy, but he was also their leading points scorer. He scored 487 points, but he mostly hit as number 4, if not number 3. In the Indian team, however, the top four select themselves, with KL Rahul, Ishan Kishan, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant likely topping the list. to order.

In such a scenario, KL Rahul and Rahul Dravid will have to figure out the perfect batting position for Pandya. Regular captain Rohit Sharma and Dravid had regretted in the past that India did not have a good finisher and Hardik was the answer.

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid need to make 3 BIG selection decisions for IND vs SA T20 series – Check out

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid Face 3 BIG Squad DECISIONS ahead of 1st IND vs SA T20 Match - Check Out
Hardik Pandya hit number 3 or 4 in IPL 2022

Ideally, they would want the all-rounder to play as a finisher, but it should also be noted that he hit no lower than number 4 in IPL 2022.

In addition, Dinesh Karthik’s return to Team India has made things more complicated. DK was recalled due to his excellent form as a finisher in IPL 2022. He batted at number 6 or number 7. With that in mind, he will likely play the role of finisher. But

2. Who will open KL Rahul – Ishan Kishan or Ruturaj Gaikwad?

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid Face 3 BIG Squad DECISIONS ahead of 1st IND vs SA T20 Match - Check Out
Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad are in a direct clash to be KL Rahul’s opening partner

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid need to make 3 BIG selection decisions for IND vs SA T20 series – Check out

Another dilemma facing the two Rahuls for the first game is selecting the perfect opening partner for the skipper. India has two talented options in Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad, but the problem is neither of them has been looking good lately. Gaikwad scored 368 runs in IPL 2022 with an average of 26.28 and a strike rate of 126.46.

Meanwhile, Ishan Kishan scored 418 runs with an average of 32.15 and a strike rate of 120.11. Despite his low success rate, Ishan Kishan is likely to get the nod for a left-right combination.

3. What will be India’s strongest bowling combination?

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid Face 3 BIG Squad DECISIONS ahead of 1st IND vs SA T20 Match - Check Out
Five pacesetters compete for a maximum of three spots

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid need to make 3 BIG selection decisions for IND vs SA T20 series – Check out

Finally, after the battle riddles, we come to the last part of the puzzle – the bowling combination. India has two fantastic spinners in Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who, like the top four, will pick themselves. However, Rahul will have to come up with the best tempo combination. He has five options: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

Among them, Harshal Patel is the only bowler who has both picked wickets and kept good thrift in IPL 2022. Besides him, we can divide the other four into two categories. Umran Malik and Avesh Khan are two bowlers who took a lot of wickets, but they also went for a lot of runs. On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Arshdeep Singh didn’t get that many wickets but they were very economical. Therefore, it will be interesting to find out which team is rolling out India.

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid need to make 3 BIG selection decisions for IND vs SA T20 series – Check out

IND vs. SA Schedule

South Africa tour through India, 2022
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1 Thursday June 9 1st T20I Delhi
2 Sunday 12 June 2nd T20I cut tack
3 Tuesday 14th of June 3rd T20I Vizag
4 Friday June 17 4e T20I Rajkot
5 Sunday June 19 5e T20I Bengaluru

IND vs SA teams

Indian selection: KL Rahul (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (Vice Captain, Week), Dinesh Karthik (World Cup), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.

Squad South Africa: Temba Bavuma (C), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen and Marco Jansen.

IND vs SA T20 Series: Captain KL Rahul & Coach Rahul Dravid need to make 3 BIG selection decisions for IND vs SA T20 series – Check out

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