India vs South Africa: One-off T20 today


Johannesburg: Indian cricket team will play one-off Twenty20 international against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Friday (today).

Team India is not heading into the match in the best of form as the disastrous Australian tour was not enough, India failed to qualify for the recently-concluded Asia Cup final as well, thanks to a shock defeat against hosts Bangladesh. However the world champions defeat the traditional rival Pakistan in the Asia Cup.

Indians have made no change for the match all the players, who were part of their Asia Cup campaign, are in the squad except for veteran Sachin Tendulkar, who does not play international T20s. He has been replaced by the hard-hitting Robin Uthappa.

On the other hand, the South Africans are in good touch as they had an extremely successful tour against New Zealand. They won the Twenty20, One-day and the Test series against the Kiwis.

The will be start at 20:00IST (15:30 GMT).