India, South Africa to play first T20 match at Dharamshala today.
The first Twenty 20 International of the three-match series between India and South Africa will be played at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamshala today. South Africa started this tour with a big loss as they were handed a thumping 8-wicket defeat in the warm up T20 game against India A in New Delhi couple of days ago. The conditions in Dharamshala though would be different and the players seem all set for the action. Limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who has quit Tests, is back in the Indian side after three months. For him the series will be start of the preparation for next year’s Twenty 20 World Cup, which will be held in India. Apart from three T20s, India are slated to play five One Day International and four Test matches against the South African side in this two-and-a-half month long tour.