India vs South Africa – 3 South African Players who can create a major impact in the upcoming series
South Africa has named their team for the five-match T20I series against India, which begins on June 9th. The Proteas will be hoping to give new players ample opportunities against a tough Indian team at home before choosing their selection for the multi-nation event in T20 World Cup 2022. There are some old face and some new ones in the Proteas’ lineup and in this article, we are going to talk about 3 South African players who can create a major impact in the upcoming series against India.
Number 1. Reeza Hendricks
For quite some time, the opener has been in and around the South Africa setup. His favored format is T20, and he has provided some spectacular starts in recent years.
When Jozi Stars won the inaugural Mzansi Super League, Reeza was the third-highest run-scorer. This series could be an excellent opportunity for him to establish himself as the first choice opener ahead of the T20 World Cup in November.
He’s been in fantastic form recently, scoring a 55-ball century on the South Africa-A tour to Zimbabwe. In the powerplay, his aggressive attitude might be a great foil for Quinton De Kock, and the left-right combo could give Indian new ball bowlers fits.
Number 2. Tabraiz Shamsi
The world’s best T20I bowler requires no introduction, and his ability to spin the ball both ways is always a problem for batters. Chinaman is a rare breed, and his ability to mislead batters in the air has helped him pick up wickets on a regular basis.
Shamsi was once again productive for the Titans in their domestic T20 league (CSA Super League) earlier this year. With previous experience playing in Indian conditions, he might pose a bowling threat to the Proteas in the forthcoming series.
The spinner had a very good T20 World Cup in 2021, as he was Temba Bavuma’s go-to man anytime wickets were needed. If South Africa is to have any chance of winning the series, the same will be expected this time.
Number 3. Marco Jansen
Marco Jansen has yet to play for South Africa in a T20I match. His test performances against India earlier this year should give him confidence heading into the forthcoming series.
He’s been playing T20 cricket for a while now, and his ability to swing the ball with a left armer’s angle may be problematic for right-handed batters. He recently dismissed Virat Kohli for SRH against RCB, returning with statistics of 3/25 in 4 overs.
Jansen’s high release proved difficult for Indian batters to deal with in the previous test series, and his ability to hit 140 mph adds to his arsenal. Although he may improve his death bowling, he appears ready for the challenges ahead after more T20 experience with the Sunrisers in the IPL.