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India will play their 1st T20 match of 3 match series today at Wanderers, Johannesburg. Where few new faces are in the contention to make their mark from Both Side. India has included Jaydev Unadkat, KL Rahul and Suresh Raina in the T20 Suad. The experienced left-hander made his come back after 1 year. He last played against England on T20 series in 2017. Raina is the T20 specialist. He won many matches for India by combining Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni.
However, most probably it seems to be his last opportunity to impress captain Virat Kohli and Selectors. He has to perform in the T20 series against South Africa. If he able to score runs in the series. Then he will come in the lights once again.
India still in need of number 4 and number 6 batsman. Raina can fit at number 6 position in place of Kedar Jadhav. Suresh posses a quality that he can bowl off-spin. So he will give India extra liability as a 6th bowler with more able batsman than Kedar Jadhav.
South Africa also includes some impressive performer of CSA 2017. Reeza Hendricks, JJ Smuts, Junior Dala, Dane Paterson and Christiaan Jonker included in the T20 squad. South Africa looks completely new side with many new faces in the team. It will be interesting to see how they handled the wrist spinners in the T 20 Series.
Note: The match will start at 2:30 local; 6:00 PM IST