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After a morale-boosting T20I collection victory over the reigning T20 World Cup holders Australia, India would now be eyeing a back-to-back collection victory as they’re all set to lock horns with a powerful South African staff in a three-match T20I collection, the primary (match) of which is scheduled to be performed on Wednesday, September 28.

In the meantime, senior pacer Mohammed Shami, who’s but to utterly get better from COVID-19 is not going to be participating within the upcoming collection and batting all-rounder Deepak Hooda has additionally been dominated out resulting from a again harm. 

Whereas Hooda can be changed by Shreyas Iyer to bolster the middle-order, it has been discovered that Bengal all-rounder Shahbaz Ahmed will be part of the staff instead of star all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who has been rested for the collection.

Shahbaz is extra of a batting all-rounder: A BCCI supply

“Is there any seam bowling all-rounder, who can exchange Hardik? Raj Bawa is just too uncooked and that is why we stored him in India A for publicity. He’ll want time to blossom,” mentioned a senior BCCI supply as quoted by MyKhel.

“Shahbaz is extra of a batting all-rounder, who’s greater than a useful left-arm spinner. He’s there simply as back-up in case, Axar must be rested for a match with six T20I video games in 10 days, together with journey throughout the nation,” the supply mentioned.

Hardik Pandya has been taking part in steady cricket for some time and he has acquired some well-deserved relaxation forward of the Indian staff’s T20 World Cup marketing campaign down underneath subsequent month. The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) might need resorted to the technique taking the workload administration into consideration. 

The upcoming collection could be an ideal alternative for either side to arrange properly forward of the T20 extravaganza. Identical to India, the Proteas have additionally been taking part in high quality cricket within the shortest format currently.

When South Africa had final visited India in June for 5 T20Is, the collection completed at 2-2 as the ultimate T20I was washed out resulting from persistent rain.