5. Ishan Kishan vs Mark Adair

Kishan has so far scored 495 runs at an average of 35.35 and a strike rate of 132. He was arguably the best batter in the series against South Africa. Mark Adair right-arm pacer is one of the most prolific bowlers in the team, bagging 59 wickets in 39 T20Is at an economy of just over seven.

4. Ruturaj Gaikwad vs Josh Little

Little has picked up 20 wickets in 17 T20Is at an economy of 6.23. Gaikwad’s debut in July 2021, he has scored only 135 runs in eight innings, registering only one fifty. He would look to get into the rhythm in this series.

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar vs Paul Stirling

As Stirling has done all his career, he is expected to make a major contribution in terms of scoring for the hosts. But this time, he will have to deal with the swing of one of the best new-ball bowlers in the world, Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

2. Hardik Pandya vs George Dockrell 

Hardik usually likes to attack the ball that spins away from him as he has given tough times to left-arm orthodox spinners and leg spinners in the past. It will be a good match-up to see how he deals with an experienced campaigner like Dockrell.

1. Avesh Khan vs Andrew Balbirnie

Balbirnie is in a good run of form this year, scoring 236 runs in eight innings at an average of 33.71. He made his international debut in February against West Indies and has played in seven T20Is, bagging six wickets in six innings at an economy of 7.39