South Africa Squad Lands in India For Five-match T20 Series as World Cup Preparations Begin

The South Africa T20I side, led by Temba Bavuma, arrived in New Delhi on Thursday ahead of five-match series against India

To be played from June 9 to 19. The series serves as the resumption of both teams’ preparations for the Mens T20 World Cup in Australia later in the year.

This will be the third time South Africa will be playing a bilateral T20I series in India after October 2015 (won 2-0 by the Proteas) and September 2019 (drawn 1-1).

Touchdown (India flag). #INDvSA #BePartOfIt," wrote Cricket South Africa (CSA) with pictures of the team inside the bus after landing in New Delhi.

Though India have rested their main players Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah with K.L Rahul leading

the side and Rishabh Pant serving as his deputy, South Africa are fielding a full-strength team comprising David Miller, 

who played a crucial hand in Gujarat Titans winning IPL 2022 apart from wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock and pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada.