Mohammed Shami, an Indian pacer, will not play in any of the three T20I matches against South Africa since he was unable to recuperate from Covid-19. Shahbaz Ahmed, an all-rounder from Bengal, has been inserted into the lineup in lieu of Hardik Pandya. Pandya has been rested some time. Beginning on September 28, Thiruvananthapuram will host a T20 International series against South Africa.
Due to back tightness, all-rounder Deepak Hooda has also been disqualified from the series. Shreyas Iyer, a middle-order batsman, is expected to be named to the team for the series against South Africa by the national selection committee. This information was provided under the condition of anonymity by a senior source within the Cricket Board of India (BCCI). “Shami hasn’t been able to recover from Covid-19,” he said. He will not be participating in the South Africa series because he needs more time. Shami will be replaced for the South Africa series by Umesh Yadav, who will stay with the team.
However, the insider responded as follows when asked why Shahbaz was chosen over Pandya: “Is there an all-around fast bowler who can take Hardik’s place? Raj Bawa has limited experience, therefore we decided to keep him in India. a group to help him gain experience. He requires time to develop. Let me know another name.” Hanuma Vihari will captain the Rest of India’s squad against Saurashtra in the Irani Cup match-up.
The first match will be played on 28 September
Three T20 series will begin on Wednesday between India and South Africa. The opening game will be played in Thiruvananthapuram. Two games will be played at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati and one at Indore’s Holkar Cricket Stadium on October 4. At 7 o’clock, the three games will all begin.