The Rishabh Pant-led second-string Indian team is hosting South Africa in a five-match T20I series. The highly anticipated series will be played across the different venues without the addition of a bio-secure bubble with full-capacity crowds.
As things stand (June 14), The hosts are trailing the series by 2-0 with three high voltage encounters remaining to be played. Rishabh Pant-led team will look to register a maiden victory in the series at Vizag (3rd T20I).
Fans expect to see multiple changes in the Indian team in the upcoming matches after two poor outings in the series. All the remaining three games remain must-win for the hosts to avoid a disappointing series loss at the home.
Sunil Gavaskar backs Bhuvneshwar Kumar for T20 WC 2022:
Meanwhile, The former Indian opener Sunil Gavaskar has backed Bhuvneshwar Kumar to feature in the upcoming elite ICC tournament. The Mumbaikar has confessed that the skills of the right-arm pacer will be highly effective in Australian conditions.
The statements from Sunil Gavaskar came in the hindsight of the first two T20Is against the Proteas as Kumar has been a stand-out Indian bowler in the series so far. He has managed to scalp 5 wickets in just 2 matches so far.
“He was just brilliant. The white ball doesn’t swing that much, in the air or off the surface, but he has got that capability. And that is why it was very good captaincy from Rishabh Pant to give him that third over in which he got a wicket as well.” said Gavaskar
“Because after that the ball wouldn’t have moved that much as well and Bhuvneshwar would have been ineffective. But to have someone like him in Australia, where there will be that little bit more carry and bounce, I think that will be a huge plus” he added.
“He was just outstanding. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It was good thinking…and skill-level as well. When Reeza Hendricks was on strike, he knew he struggles against the inswinger. He got one right and knocked him over.” said Sunil Gavaskar.