India Vs South Africa 1st Test Match

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India vs South Africa 1st test match is going to start from 26th December, 2023. The opening Test between India and South Africa will be hosted at the SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion, with the on-field proceedings kicking off at 1:30 PM IST on each of the five days. Featured image credit goes to Instagram. Team India will play this match after defeating South Africa by 2-1 in the ODI series. Test match Captain Rohit Sharma will play his first match as a Captain in South Africa. Team India defeated South Africa by 78 runs in the last ODI match. Senior players like Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ravichandran Ashwin come back to the squad.

India Vs South Africa 1st Test Match Details

Match: India Vs South Africa 1st Test Match, 2 Test Match Series

Date: 26-30 December, 2023

Time: 1:30 p.m. (IST)

Venue: SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion.

India Vs South Africa Test Head-to-Head

There have been 42 matches between India and South Africa so far in which South Africa has the upper hand. South Africa has won 17 matches so far, whereas India has been able to win 15 matches, and out of these, there was a draw in 10 matches.

Out of these, Team India has won 11 matches at home while it has won only 4 matches away from home.

India has been traveling to the rainbow nation since 1992-93 but failed to win a Test series. They came close in 2010–11 but the Proteas drew the last match, thus drawing the three-match Test series 1–1.

The last test game played between India and South Africa in which South won 7 wickets at Newlands Cricket Ground.

India Vs South Africa Test Match: Schedule, Date, Time, and Squads

 

India Vs South Africa 1st Test Match Weather Report

According to AccuWeather, There is a 96% possibility of rain in the India Vs South Africa 1st test match. The temperature here is likely to be 215 to 26 degrees Celsius during the day and 16 to 17 degrees Celsius in the evening. The wind here will blow at a speed of 10 km per hour.

India Vs South Africa 1st Test Match Pitch Report

The match between India and South Africa will be played at  SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion where the pitch is very good for fast bowling in red-ball Cricket. Pacers have always been dominant at SuperSport Park and both teams are expected to utilize extra pace option in their bowling attack in the Boxing Day Test.

India Vs South Africa 1st Test Match Squads

India:  Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer,  Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna

South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), David Bedingham, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Lungi Ngidi, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs, Kyle Verreynne.

India Vs South Africa 1st Test Match probable XI

India:  Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer,  Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohhamad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah (VC).

South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), David Bedingham, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Lungi Ngidi, Keegan Petersen, Kagiso Rabada, Tristan Stubbs.

India Vs South Africa Test Match Live Steamingdetails: When and Where and How to Watch

India Vs South Africa Test Match will air live on Indian television via Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of these matches on the Disney+ Hotstar app and website. The match will start live from SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium, Centurion at 1:30 p.m. (IST).

 FAQ:

  1. How to watch the live streaming of India vs South Africa Tests in India?

Ans. Disney plus Hotstar will livestream India Vs South Africa Tests in India.

  1. At what time will India Vs South Africa 1st Test live toss take place in Centurion?

Ans. The live toss between India and South Africa will take place at 1 PM IST.

  1. When will the South Africa Vs India Test series begin?

Ans. The India vs South Africa Test series will begin on Tuesday, December 26, 2023.

 

  1. What will be the match timings of the India vs South Africa Tests, according to Indian Standard Time (IST)?

Ans.  The India vs South Africa Tests will begin at 1:30 PM IST.

 

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