The Proteas will be out to start their tour of India on a positive note in the opening T20 international against India at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium in Dharamsala on Friday.
The short turnaround of matches in the three-match series leaves little room for a slow start, with winning momentum a valuable asset in the long 72-day tour.
This is the first T20I to be hosted by the picturesque 23 000-seater HPCA stadium, despite the venue being a second home ground for IPL team, Kings XI Punjab.

Game @ 3:30pm this afternoon