After the red hot Indian Premier League (IPL), the action in T20Is will continue during the 5-match series between India and South Africa starting at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
South Africa will assemble as a team for a T20I series for the first time after the T20 World Cup last year, though many of their players have already in the T20 mode, thanks to the IPL.
Heinrich Klaasen makes a return to the SA T20I set up while India will welcome back Dinesh Karthik to their hut for the first time since 2018.
KL Rahul will captain India in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma, while Rishabh Pant will be his deputy.
- Squads India: KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC, wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
- South Africa: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen.
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KL Rahul, Quinton de Kock, Shreyas Iyer, Aiden Markram, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, David Miller, Kagiso Rabda, Tabraiz Shamsi, Anrich Nortje, Yuzvendra Chahal.