Zaheer Khan (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former paceman Zaheer Khan has named his playing XI for India’s fourth Twenty20 International against South Africa, which will be contested on June 17 in Rajkot. India is down 1-2 in the series, although they recently won their first t20 match in Vizag after losing the previous two in Delhi and Cuttack.

When it comes to the Indian team’s playing lineup, Zaheer Khan believes that now that they’ve won a match, they wouldn’t make any changes to the lineup and will go into the fourth T20I with the same lineup.

He believes that if the management had faith in the same team despite their first two losses, they shouldn’t make any changes to the side that had just won them a game.

Yes, I believe so (on whether India will be unchanged). They will not follow that path unless it is imposed upon them. If there was ever a time to go that path, it was with this game (3rd T20I). If you put your faith in your starting XI, backed them up, and got the desired outcome, you’re not going to change it until the circumstances are radically changed in favor of seam.

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Even if the conditions in Rajkot aren’t conducive to spinners, Zaheer added that the squad has an extra seam bowling option in the form of Hardik Pandya for India.