India vs South Africa 1st T20I 2019: Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada and Other Exciting Mini Battles to Watch Out for in Dharamsala
Virat Kohli and Kagiso Rabada (Photo Credits: Getty Images/File)

India and South Africa will face each other in upcoming South Africa’s tour of India 2019, which commences with the first T20I on Sunday, September 15. Last time on Indian soil, South Africa whitewashed India 2-0, showing their dominance under the captainship of Faf du Plessis. Now, the Proteas again seek to outplay India at latter’s home, however, under a different skipper Quinton de Kock. On the Indian side too, captainship has been transferred to Virat Kohli and he will be looking to achieve what MS Dhoni could not achieve in 2015. Virat Kohli, Kagiso Rabada, Rohit Sharma, Andile Phehlukwayo, Quinton de Kock and Navdeep Saini are some crucial players to watch out for in India vs South Africa 1st T20I. These players will also engage in some exciting mini-battles, which will be worth to look out for. India vs South Africa 2019: Ahead of IND vs SA 1st T20I Cricket Match, a Look at South Africa’s Previous Twenty20 Tour of India in 2015. 

India vs South Africa, first T20I match, is set to be played on Sunday, September 15 and what India will be looking for is avenging their 2015 series loss. India defeated South Africa at latter’s home in 2018, winning the three-match T20I series 2-1. Now it is the home Twenty20 series in which India need to showcase their supremacy over South Africa. Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada will be an exciting mini-battle to look out for. Below are the interesting mini-battles to enjoy during the first T20I game between India and South Africa. Dream11 Prediction for Team India vs South Africa: Tips to Pick Best All-Rounders, Batsmen, Bowlers & Wicket-Keepers for IND vs SA 1st T20I 2019 Match. 

 

Virat Kohli vs Kagiso Rabada - Virat Kohli is in great form from the West Indies tour. He smashed two centuries against West Indies in ODIs. Kagiso Rabada will be the bowler looking to outclass him. Rabada’s brilliant pace is his strength. He performed in World Cup 2019 and IPL 2019.

Rohit Sharma vs Andile Phehlukwayo - Rohit Sharma is in a great form since World Cup 2019 and he will look to continue with that. Proteas all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo will the bowler looking to dominate the Indian vice-captain.

Quinton de Kock vs Navdeep Saini - Quinton de Kock is the skipper, wicket-keeper and opener as well for South Africa. Saini will be mostly part of the playing 11 due to his great bowling show in West Indies. Saini will aim to outplay Quinton de Kock, who is the most powerful player in the South African team.

Many other mini-battles will also entertain fans. India will also play a three-match Test series during the series, however, there are no ODIs to be played during South Africa's Tour of India 2019.