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 Dharamsala: 1st T20 match today; India look to continue T20 domination over SA

Dharamsala: The wait is finally over for cricket fans as MS Dhoni-led cricket team will be back in action as India take on South Africa in the first of the three-match T20 series on Friday at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala.

Both the teams have huge stars in their line-up, which will make the contest even more interesting. South Africa would want to forget the loss they suffered against India A in the T20 warm up match at Palam A Ground, Model Sports Complex, Delhi. Led by Faf du Plessis, they have a strong batting unit with world-class batsmen like Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy and David Miller in the squad.

India skipper, MS Dhoni, is all game for aggression, but does not want anyone to cross the line.

"Aggression need not mean exchanging words or physical contact. Rahul Dravid had mentioned that aggression is like a good forward defense to a fast bowler. The same way, our guys are also learning how to channelise aggression in the right manner," Dhoni said during a pre-match press conference.

"It's good to show intent, but at the same time you need to be in your guidelines. We have to make sure that everyone is available and that no disciplinary action needs to be taken against anyone."

Both teams resemble a run feast with a number of stroke players for India and South Africa. The visitors, who are set to open with AB de Villiers, have a solid middle order with JP Duminy and Faf du Plessis with some powerful hitters such as David Miller and Chris Morris.

In the bowling department, the Proteas don't have many match-winners barring Imran Tahir, who has been predicted as a big threat for the Indian batsmen. In the absence of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander, their pace attack isn't much formidable and the likes of Kyle Abbott, Chris Morris and Albie Morkel are expected to fill their massive shoes.

The hosts on the other hand would want to make the best use of the home advantage and they look a much more settled unit than the Proteas.

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