India vs South Africa, 1st T20: Preview, Date, Time, Live Scores, TV Channel For 1st T20

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, appeared here amid the 2015 Cricket World Cup, has demanded he will lead India into one year from now’s World T20.



South Africa’s voyage through India will get in progress on Friday when the two nations clash in Dharamsala in the first of three Twenty20 internationals. For both cricket controls the three challenges will go about as key planning for the World Twenty20, which is booked to occur in the middle of March and April one year from now.

India have specific motivation to need to inspire. Friday’s challenge will see the arrival of restricted overs commander Mahendra Singh Dhoni following an over three-month nonappearance. Dhoni resigned from captaining India’s Test side toward the end of a year ago, and has additionally feel obligated to give up his initiative of the One-Day and T20 groups after an elimination round way out at the World Cup and ODI arrangement thrashing to Bangladesh prior this year. Dhoni, and additionally Test chief Virat Kohli and a few different regulars, was missing as India went to Zimbabwe in July and asserted triumph in an ODI arrangement before part two T20I conflicts.

Those were the main matches India have confronted in the 20-over-a-side arrangement in the previous year. Yet Dhoni does not trust that absence of activity will represent a noteworthy issue heading into the 2016 World T20.

“That is the manner by which the universal calendar is,” he said, by Times Of India. “At the point when universal groups play one another, they as a rule play only one T20I or two T20Is. That has been the situation, yet the good thing is that we play IPL [Indian Premier League]. The players play a considerable measure of T20 cricket there and we realize what should be finished.”

“It is ideal that we’re playing various T20s from January, which will be trailed by the warm-up diversions and after that the World Cup. It allows everybody to get into structure on the grounds that you can turn as you are not irritated a lot by the outcome.”

Dhoni could hand a first global appearance to pace bowler Sreenath Aravind, who is back in the squad interestingly since his just past call-up in 2011. India ought to additionally have Shikhar Dhawan back at the highest point of the request, after the batsman came back from a month out with a hand damage by hitting 150 off 146 balls in an India A side’s three-day challenge with Bangladesh A prior this week.

South Africa will be trusting that their pace assault can guarantee an extreme time and whatever is left of an India batting lineup that still has inquiries to reply. Without the refreshed Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, the Proteas’ knocking down some pins will be driven by Kyle Abbott and Kagiso Rabada, and bolstered by the twist of Imran Tahir.

Having again wavered at the Cricket World Cup, South Africa will approach one year from now’s World T20 looking to at long last end their real competition dry spell. Also, T20 chief Faf du Plessis has accentuated how imperative this three-match arrangement in India will be toward that point.

“I am energized for this visit on the grounds that it’s in India, where we are going to play the World T20,” he said, reports ESPN. “There are a couple gentlemen who are getting open door, fellows who can possibly have an effect in these conditions. In the event that you take a gander at somebody like Eddie Leie, he is most likely a left-field incorporation however it is to give fellows who are not as experienced as playing in India through the IPL an open door. Everything that we do as a T20 side is adapted towards that World T20 and there is no distinction for this arrangement.”

After the three T20I matches, South Africa’s visit calendar will see them challenge five ODIs, trailed by four Tests.

Date: Friday, October 2

Begin time: 7 p.m. neighborhood time; 2:30 p.m. BST

Venue: Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharmasala, India

Live stream and TV data: Star Sports (India and Bangladesh), SuperSport (South Africa), PTV Sports (Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates)


The climate will be charming, as indicated by, with highs of 28 degrees Celsius, which will plunge to around 13 degrees Celsius at night.

Key Players


Bhuvneshwar Kumar is an extraordinarily valuable bowler, even on surfaces that don’t offer him much help. Against South Africa’s imposing batsmen, his capacity to swing the ball will come in exceptionally convenient.

South Africa

As has as of now been specified, AB de Villiers is the best batsman in South Africa’s lineup by far. Fantastically, he has just scored five T20 half-hundreds of years in 61 T20 excursions and midpoints under 23.00. Be that as it may, regardless he can detract the amusement from the restriction without any assistance.



Ravichandran Ashwin, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Amit Mishra, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Rohit Sharma,Sreenath Aravind, Stuart Binny, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Axar Patel, Suresh Raina, Mohit Sharma and MS Dhoni.

South Africa

Faf du Plessis, Khayelihle Zondo, Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock, Marchant de Lange, AB de Villiers, Jean-Paul Duminy, Imran Tahir, Eddie Leie, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada and Albie Morkel.

first T20I begin time: 9:30 a.m. EDT

Television station: Willow TV

Live stream: Willow.TV

Updated: October 2, 2015 — 1:13 pm

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