India vs South Africa T20I 2019: Hardik Pandya, Navdeep Saini, Quinton de Kock and Other Players to Watch Out for During South Africa's Tour of India
Navdeeep Saini, Quinton de Kock and Hardik Pandya (Photo Credits: Getty Images)

Indian Team is set to play home series against South Africa which will consist of T20I and Test series. The India vs South Africa, T20I series commences on Sunday, September 15, with the first T20I match at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala. Virat Kohli will lead the Indian team once again in South Africa's Tour of India. He is in great form after the previous West Indies 2019 tour. Hardik Pandya will be making a comeback against South Africa, while bowler Navdeep Saini is also part of the Indian squad. Shreyas Iyer will also look to continue his amazing form in the T20I series against the Proteas. Here we will look at some of the crucial players to watch out for during India vs South Africa T20I series 2019. India vs South Africa 2019: Rohit Sharma Can Succeed as Test Opener in India, Says Australian Legend Adam Gilchrist. 

A total of three matches will be played during South Africa Tour of India 2019. Quinton de Kock is South Africa's skipper, while Kagiso Radaba is the leading bowler for Proteas. Indian selectors have selected almost the same players from the West Indies 2019 tour, and many youngsters will be again able to showcase their talents once against during India vs South Africa T20I series. Below are the players to watch out for in India vs South Africa T20I series 2019. India vs South Africa Opening T20I: HPCA Ground Staff Face Weather Test to Ready Pitch at Dharamsala Stadium. 

Hardik Pandya - All-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the most sought-after Indian players during India vs South Africa T20I series. The Mumbai Indians’ star enjoyed complete rest during India vs West Indies tour 2019 and will be eager to entertain cricket fans with the magic his batting and bowling. The 25-year-old will the most reliable death over batsman for India in the T20I series in absence of MS Dhoni.

Navdeep Saini- Navdeep Saini, who shined after clinching player of the match award during his T20I debut against West Indies, will be all set to carry on his spectacular bowling in the South Africa T20I series. Navdeep Saini was the highest wicket-taker in the T20I series against West Indies, after bagging 5 wickets in three T20I matches. India Vs South Africa, Cricket Score 1st T20I Match. 

Shreyas Iyer- Shreyas Iyer, who was part of the T20I squad during West Indies tour, was not selected in the playing 11 in any of the three T20I matches. However, the Delhi Capitals skipper played amazingly in the ODI matches. The right-handed batsman smashed 136 runs in two innings, smashing 71 and 65 runs in the 2nd and 3rd ODI respectively. He will be eyeing to show his powerful batting in the T20I series against South Africa.

Quinton de Kock- Quinton de Kock is leading the South Africa team in T20I series. The South African wicket-keeper is one of the best opening batsmen in T20I cricket. With his wicket-keeping skills and batting power, he will be eyeing to attack the powerful Indian team from the front.

Kagiso Rabada- Kagiso Rabada is the emerging young pacer for South Africa. His dominant bowling has stunned everyone and he will be a dangerous bowler to face for Indian batsmen during India vs South Africa T20I 2019 series.

Other than the above players, some more players will be worth watching out for. On the India side, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are also among the favourites in the series. Talking about South Africa, Rassie van der Dussen and Andile Phehlukwayo are among some other crucial players who are expected to excel in the T20I series against India.