India have had a great start to their ICC Men's T20 World Cup campaign in Australia. While they were down and out against Pakistan before Virat Kohli's masterclass helped them come out on top, they put on a clinical show against the Netherlands to make it 2 wins out of 2. And now the Men in Blue are gearing up for another crunch game in the Super 12 stage.
Rohit Sharma & Co. would face South Africa at the Perth Stadium on Sunday - a venue famous for its bounce which could be used to great effect by some of the tall Protea's pacers. While India does have the goods to beat South Africa, it would be interesting to see what Playing XI India decide to go ahead with this fixture.
Will the Hitman be tempted to give Yuzvendra Chahal a game or will Hardik Pandya be rested? How about roping in Rishabh Pant in the XI?
Here is a look at what could be India's XI for the Super 12 encounter against South Africa.
Rohit Sharma becomes a guaranteed selection with him being the captain and a reliable opening batter. Despite a couple of failures by KL Rahul, the India vice-captain is likely to retain his place in the Playing XI. Run-machine Virat Kohli has now scored back-to-back half-centuries and is yet to be dismissed in this tournament, meaning he would definitely play. Suryakumar Yadav will also get a back, as he has been the Man in form for India in recent times and can change the tempo of the innings in no time as he showed with his knock against the Netherlands.