India vs South Africa: The second match of the 5 T20 match series between India and South Africa (IND vs SA) will be played today at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack. In this series, India’s experienced wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Karthik has returned after 3 years. He played his last match in 2019. Karthik, who performed brilliantly in IPL 2022, was able to play only 2 balls in the first T20.
Deepak Hooda advocated
Meanwhile, IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) mentor Gautam Gambhir has advocated the inclusion of Deepak Hooda in the playing XI. Deepak was seen playing for Lucknow in IPL. He is also a part of the Indian team for this series. Talking on Star Sports, Gambhir said, ‘You have fed Dinesh Karthik in the first match, so you will give him more chances. But I think looking at the form of Deepak Hooda, he can also be given a chance. Gambhir said that he is young, but there is no need to change in the next matches.
Said this thing about Bishnoi
IPL franchise Lucknow Super Giants spinner Ravi Bishnoi is also included in the Indian squad. In such a situation, mentor Gambhir said that if the wicket has been dry then you can probably sit a seamer out and include Bishnoi in the playing xi as a leg spinner. Hardik can be your third seamer. You will have two wrist spinners in your playing XI but if the ground is small and the wicket doesn’t have much spin, you will probably see the same team.
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