Records will rain in the first T20I, Rishabh Pant will leave Dhoni behind
Pant will break Dhoni’s record
Rishabh Pant will be the eighth player to captain India in T20 Internationals. With this, he will also become India’s second youngest T20I captain. Rishabh will make his captaincy debut in cricket at the age of 24 years and 249 days. Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played his first match as T20I captain at the age of 26 years and 68 days. However, the youngest captain of Team India in this format is Suresh Raina. Raina took over the captaincy at the age of 23 years and 197 days.
Chance to complete a century of sixes
If Rishabh Pant is successful in hitting 3 sixes in the first match against South Africa, then he will complete his century of sixes i.e. 100 sixes in international cricket. Pant has hit 29 sixes in 43 T20I matches, 24 in 24 ODIs and 44 sixes in 30 Tests.
Hardik also has a big chance
Vice-captain Hardik Pandya will also have a chance to hit 100 sixes in international cricket. He will achieve this milestone with only two sixes. Hardik has hit 12 sixes in 11 Test matches, 54 in 63 ODIs and 32 sixes in 54 T20Is. Apart from this, if he is able to hit 5 fours, then he will complete 200 fours in all three formats.
Rabada has a chance to join the special club
If South African fast bowler and experienced player Kagiso Rabada takes one wicket in the Delhi match, then he will complete his 50 wickets in International T20. He will be the fourth bowler for South Africa to take 50 T20I wickets. Dale Steyn (64 wickets), Imran Tahir (61 wickets) and Tabrez Shamsi (57 wickets) come before him.
just looking for a win
At present, Team India has won 12 consecutive T20 International matches. If Delhi also manages to win the T20Is, India will become the first country to win 13 T20Is in a row. At present, India is joint first with Afghanistan and Romania. Both Afghanistan and Romania have won 12 matches each. With this, if India wins this match, then it will be the 41st victory of Team India on home grounds. New Zealand have also won 41 matches at home.