The Indian cricket team is gearing up for the next five-match Twenty20 International series against the South African cricket team, which begins on Thursday after the conclusion of the grueling Indian Premier League (IPL) competition. Here’s a look at the five Indian players whose performances in the Twenty20 Internationals in South Africa may prove to be necessary

Dinesh Karthik


The Royal Challengers Bangalore wicketkeeper-batter was the perfect contender for the finisher’s post during the Indian Premier League 2022. While striking out at an average of 183.33 times per bat, he scored 330 runs in 16 games and helped his club advance to the playoffs. Selectors from the BCCI decided to give the 37-year-old athlete a chance to play for India after a long layoff because of his remarkable performance.

Ishan Kishan

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Since he was given a chance in the series despite a horrible performance in the IPL 2022 and ignoring the excellent exhibition by Shikhar Dhawan, Ishan, who is 23 years old, has the backing of the selectors. However, he must improve his game if he wants to keep his spot on the squad, given the fact that the team’s top-order batters are stacked with talent.

Shreyas Iyer

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In the Indian Premier League 2022, Kolkata Knight Riders’ middle-order batsman ended the season as the league’s leading scorer. Suryakumar Yadav, a great middle-order option, has not been available for this series, which means that Iyer will have to step up and lead the team in his absence of him. Kuldeep Yadav said while in the company of Yadav.

Kuldeep Yadav

The left-arm wrist spinner has restored his prior level of performance in the Twenty20 format. When representing Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022, he exuded confidence. In addition, the next series against South Africa offers a great opportunity.

Arshdeep Singh and Umran Malik both

Both of these options are intriguing in terms of tempo. Because Arshdeep can perform well in both the Power play and the Final Overs, the bowler has matured into a complete bowler. It’s generally widely accepted that Umran Malik is one of cricket’s greatest bowlers.