Team India's new opening pair showed strength

Pankaj Prasad
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad opened the innings for Team India in the first T20 match against South Africa.

Team India is looking for young and new players. After IPL 2022, many young cricketers have been given a chance in the home T20 series against South Africa. Ishan Kishan and Ruturaj Gaikwad opened the innings in the first match today. Both showed great strength. This series is very important for India to identify the players who will be part of the team in the T20 World Cup 2022.

Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been given rest

The team is playing this series without Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul and Virat Kohli. The captaincy is in the hands of Rishabh Pant. Talking about today, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ishaan Kishan played many great shots. He showed intention. Ishan Kishan turned his bat around and played a fine innings of 76 runs. But when Kagiso Rabada and Enrique Nortje were bowling, both looked uncomfortable.

Batsmen looked troubled by fast bowling

In fact, express quick delivery was causing problems. Of the three sixes that Gaikwad hit, two were not in control. In fact, from the first over that Kagiso Rabada bowled, it seemed that the ball was not hitting the ball but the ball was hitting the bat. Rabada was throwing the ball at a speed of more than 140 kmph. Due to which Gaikwad looked troubled in playing the ball.

Enrique Nortje harassed Ishaan

Similarly, Nortje brought trouble for Kishan. The first six that Gaikwad hit, he had no idea where the ball went. It was a quick and quick delivery which the CSK star did not understand. In the very next over, Rabada bowled a beautiful delivery, which was full length and hit Kishan for a boundary, but the ball took a side. Had it been an ODI, there would have been a spill and it could have been a catch.

Gaikwad and Kishan wash the spinners

Gaikwad and Kishan were seen waiting for loose deliveries and both played the spinners very well. He was successful on the day when Tabrez Shamsi, Keshav Maharaj and Dwayne Pretorius came to bowl. The kind of nervousness he showed initially, Rahul Dravid must be wondering a thousand times and again whether he is ready to face high quality fast bowling.