Left-arm spinner Vicky Ostwal (5/28) and pacer Raj Bawa (4/47) wrecked South Africa.
Sri Lanka lead the standings followed by Australia and Pakistan.
The governing body also introduced an optional drinks interval midway through the innings in bilateral T20I cricket as part of its updated playing conditions.
Veteran Mithali Raj will lead the side with Harmanpreet Kaur as her deputy. The side also includes veteran Jhulan Goswami and the young Shafali Verma among others.
Besides the Indian opener, England's Tammy Beaumont and Nat Sciver and Ireland's Gaby Lewis are the other contenders.
This was the United States' first win against a Test-playing nation.
India also avenged the defeat at the hands of the Black Caps in the final of the inaugural edition of the World Test Championship earlier this year.
Taking to Twitter, the ICC wrote, "The greatest moustache in cricket history? Happy birthday, Merv Hughes!"
Pakistan will stage an ICC event for the first time since it co-hosted the 1996 ODI World Cup along with India and Sri Lanka.
"Of course we want to win every single game we play for India, but we cannot not think about the long term picture as well," said Dravid, whose stint begins with the home series against New Zealand.