South Africa and India will play the first T20I of the three-match series on Sunday (December 10) at the Kingsmead in Durban. A three-match ODI series and a two-match Test series will follow the T20I series.
Suryakumar Yadav has again been assigned the captaincy duty of the Indian team. Under his leadership, India recently defeated Australia in the five-match T20I series. Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammed Siraj have been added to the squad. Shivam Dube, Axar Patel, Prasidh Krishna, and Avesh Khan, who were a part of the Indian team against Australia, have been omitted from this tour.
Aiden Markram will captain the Proteas in this series, and they have some new faces in the squad. Quinton de Kock has not been picked and is currently busy playing in BBL. Kagiso Rabada has been rested for the white-ball leg of the series and will be back for the Test series. David Bedingham, Nandre Burger, and Mihlali Mpongwana have been picked up on the Proteas side for the first time.