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India vs South Africa 1st T20 Live Score: IND are to take on SA at the Kingsmead in Durban on Sunday. Both teams have many fresh faces in their squads and players will be looking to perform well to stay in contention for 2024 T20 World Cup

India vs South Africa Live Score, 1st T20: India will take on South Africa in DurbanIND vs SA 1st T20 Live Score: Indian skipper Suryakumar Yadav with South African captain Aiden Markram

India vs South Africa Live Score, 1st T20: The toss for the first T20 International between Suryakumar Yadav-led India and Aiden Markram’s South Africa at Durban’s Kingsmead has been delayed due to rain in the host city on Sunday. The visitors will be looking to try different combinations in this bilateral series keeping the 2024 World Cup in the West Indies and the USA in mind.

This is the only series they will play, along with a three-match T20I series with Afghanistan in January, before going to the T20 World Cup. That gives them six matches to prepare before the extravaganza.

With the core of the team remaining the same as the previous series against Australia the members of the team will be aware of what their roles in their side would be.

However, the challenge is the adaptability to conditions as for most of the team it is their first tour to the Rainbow Nation.

While the batting can take care of itself it will be bowling which will be tested. In the absence of Hardik Pandya India has a decided to go with just five bowlers in conditions which are not conducive to spin it will be a challenge for spinners

Skipper Suryakumar Yadav though has started the Australia series well tapered off as the series went on. He will be hoping to get back into runs in the series.

Aiden Markram has already captained South Africa in the past and has won some high-profile games. He has been given a squad of youngsters to work with against a strong Indian side.

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IND vs SA Indian players celebrates the dismissal of Australia’s Travis Head during the fifth T20 cricket match between India and Australia in Bengaluru, India, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2023. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

India and South Africa are at a curiously similar place as they start a month-long tour with a three-game T20 series from Sunday. Both teams will view the ODI World Cup with a bittersweetness. Both teams had issues before the big event but South Africa dazzled against Australia in a home series as did India at the Asia Cup. And they forced the world to gape at them later during the ICC event. Now both teams look at fresher faces in the T20 series to take them forward.

Off the field too, both nations are casting their nets in similarly diverse places for unearthing talent. For a while now, South Africa have been social-engineering their teams with black quotas to reflect the larger populace of the country but have been facing criticism for it. One of the less-convincing condemnation has been that the black population isn’t interested in the game. Telford Vice, a senior South African journalist, corrects the misconception. (Read more from Sriram Veera)

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First published on: 10-12-2023 at 16:59 IST

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