File photo of Virat Kohli© AFP
After the T20I series against Australia, India will play their last T20I series, ahead of the T20 World Cup, against South Africa from Wednesday. Kerala’s Thiruvananthapuram will host the first T20I of the three-match series. Before the match, the whole city is buzzing in anticipation of a great game of cricket. A video posted by the BCCI on social media showed cricketers being given a grand welcome to the city. While all Indian cricketers are being cheered on by the fans, former Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli seems to be a crowd favorite.
A huge flex from Kohli is lined up outside the Greenfield International Stadium where the match will be played.
Huge flex from Virat Kohli in front of the Greenfield stadium. pic.twitter.com/eU3ooYamsU
— Jans. (@CricCrazyJohns) September 27, 2022
While the South African team arrived in Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday, Rohit Sharma and his company reached the state capital the next day. The Greenfield International Stadium has a seating capacity of 55,000. The rates for the upper tier, pavilion and KCA grandstand are Rs 1,500, Rs 2,750 and Rs 6,000 respectively. The tickets for the KCA grandstand seating would include food charges.
The remaining two T20Is between India and South Africa will be played in Guwahati (October 2) and Indore (October 4). The two sides will then play an ODI series of three matches, starting on October 4.
Speaking of recent form, India beat Australia 2-1 in a three-game T20I series at home. They had lost the first game by 4 wickets but made a good comeback to win the remaining two games and seal the series.
Meanwhile, South Africa arrives in India after losing a three-match test series 1-2 against England on home soil.
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