IND vs SA: 56 T20Is and 6 years later, KL Rahul all set to make first T20 DEBUT against South Africa – Check out

IND vs SA: India are all set to square off in a five-match T20 series against South Africa and all eyes will…

IND vs SA: 56 T20Is and 6 years later, KL Rahul all set to make first T20 DEBUT against South Africa - Check out
IND vs SA: 56 T20Is and 6 years later, KL Rahul all set to make first T20 DEBUT against South Africa - Check out

IND vs SA: India are all set to square off in a five-match T20 series against South Africa and all eyes will be on KL Rahul who will lead the side in the absence of Rohit Sharma. While Rahul has previously filled in, this will be his first assignment at home and incidentally his first T20 game against the Proteas. Follow India vs South Africa LIVE Updates on Insidesport.IN

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KL Rahul is gearing up for his first ever T20I clash against the Proteas, having never played against the South Africans before. In a rather storied T20I career, Rahul has played for over six years and featured in 56 games, but the opportunity finally arrives in what his first home series as stand-in skipper.

KL Rahul’s career by opponent: 

Versus Mat Inns NO 100s 50s 0s HS Runs Avg S/R Ca Fld Ca Kpr St
Afghanistan 1 1 0 0 1 0 69 69 69.00 143.75 0 0 0
Australia 8 7 0 0 2 1 51 205 29.29 129.75 2 0 0
Bangladesh 5 4 1 0 1 0 52 99 33.00 128.57 4 0 0
England 10 10 1 1 1 2 101* 242 26.89 136.72 1 0 0
Ireland 1 1 0 0 1 0 70 70 70.00 194.44 1 0 0
Namibia 1 1 1 0 1 0 54* 54 150.00 0 0 0
New Zealand 8 8 1 0 3 0 65 322 46.00 137.61 2 3 1
Pakistan 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 3.00 37.50 0 0 0
Scotland 1 1 0 0 1 0 50 50 50.00 263.16 0 0 0
Sri Lanka 8 7 0 0 3 0 89 295 42.14 141.15 3 0 0
West Indies 9 8 2 1 2 0 110* 353 58.83 159.01 2 0 0
Zimbabwe 3 3 1 0 0 1 47* 69 34.50 113.11 1 0 0
Overall (12) 56 52 7 2 16 4 110* 1831 40.69 142.49 16 3 1

 

As far as debuts are concerned, KL has a good record, having slammed centuries on both his ODI and T20I debut for the Men in Blue. He also has had some rare misses, including being knocked over by Shaheen Afridi in his first game against Pakistan.

Rahul in any case would want to give out a statement with his bat considering his lacklustre record against the visitors in other formats. The Indian captain for rhe series averages close to 25 in ODIs and Tests against the Proteas, and the Indian opener will be keen to set the record straight.

KL Rahul vs SA Mat Inns NO 100s 50s 0s HS Runs Avg S/R Ca Fld Ca Kpr St
Tests 5 10 0 1 1 1 123 256 25.6 39.63 2 0 0
ODI 4 4 0 0 1 0 55 102 25.5 68.92 2 0 0

 

IND vs SA: 56 T20Is and 6 years later, KL Rahul all set to make first T20 DEBUT against South Africa – Check out

India Squad for South Africa: KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain)(wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

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