Hardik is seen as the leader of the Indian team at the 2024 T20 World Cup with current skipper Rohit Sharma not expected to carry on in the shortest format for another two years.
Set 192 to win in the third T20 at Southampton, England was dismissed for 101 and suffered its joint-biggest defeat in this format.
Asked about how they dealt with Delhi's heat, Temba Bavuma said that the contingent had to cut down on practice ahead of the game to keep their players fit.
Top-knocks by Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller took South Africa to a seven-wicket over India, in the first T20I of the five-match series.
India had the opportunity to break the dangerous partnership between Miller and van der Dussen but Shreyas was guilty of dropping the latter at deep midwicket on 29.
Miller is enjoying every bit of his new-found star status after playing a pivotal role in Gujarat Titans' IPL triumph with 481 runs.
The South African batter has been a game-changer for Titans this season and will be keen to finish on a high
David Miller has been the second highest run-scorer for GT with 449 runs from 15 matches, with an unbeaten 94 being his highest score.
Like most of their big wins this season, the one against Rajasthan Royals where they gunned down 189 with 7 wickets remaining in the first qualifier, was also forged through familiar names.
Invited to bat, CSK posted 169 for five, riding on Ruturaj Gaikwad's 48-ball 73 and Ambati Ruyudu's 46 off 31 balls to which David Miller smashed an unbeaten 51-ball 94.
Dismissing de Villiers and David Miller with their brilliant fielding, Team India enjoyed a huge boost in confidence.