5. Marco Jansen

He has been playing franchise T20 cricket for some time now and his ability to swing the ball with the left armer’s angle can cause trouble to right-hand batters. He recently got Virat Kohli out in a game for SRH against RCB where he returned with figures of 3/25 in 4 overs.

4. Anrich Nortje

Nortje is also an IPL regular and is another player who knows the strengths and weaknesses of Indian batters. His experience can also be helpful with respect to the line and length needed for Indian pitches. His 145+ pace can be a lethal weapon against the home side.

3. Tabraiz Shamsi

The T20 World Cup in 2021 was a very successful one for the spinner as he was the go-to man for Temba Bavuma whenever wickets were needed. Much the same will be expected this time if South Africa stand any chase of winning the series.

2. Reeza Hendricks

He has been in good form off late in the South Africa-A tour to Zimbabwe where he notched a 55-ball century. His aggressive intent in the powerplay could be an ideal foil for Quinton De Kock and the left-right combination can cause headache to the Indian new ball bowlers.

1. Quinton De Kock

Indian fans are well aware of how destructive the southpaw can be. His record against the home team is pretty good and the experience of regularly playing IPL and knowing Indian conditions will certainly help. With experience of leading the team and best view from behind the wickets, South Africa will need every bit of his experience to help their young attack against quality Indian batters.