Quinton de Kock-led South Africa T20I team arrives in India

South Africa will start the tour with T20I matches, the first of which is in Dharamsala on September 15 followed by Mohali (September 18) and Bengaluru (September 22).

Quinton de Kock will be leading the South African side in the upcoming T20Is.   -  GETTY IMAGES

The Quinton de Kock-led South Africa team arrived in India on Saturday for the upcoming three-match T20I series.

“Excited to be back in India and looking forward to playing cricket again,” pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada tweeted.

South Africa will start the tour with T20I matches, the first of which is in Dharamsala on September 15 followed by Mohali (September 18) and Bengaluru (September 22).

That will be followed by Tests in Visakhapatnam (October 2-6), Pune (October 10-14) and Ranchi (October 19-23) as South Africa opens its campaign in the ICC World Test Championship.

The team is scheduled to meet South Africa’s High Commissioner in the capital on Monday and is expected to touch down at Dharamsala on September 9, six days before the first T20 International.

The squad will be led by interim team director Enoch Nkwe, filling the role after the decision not to renew the contract of West Indian coach Ottis Gibson.