The first match of the three-Test series against India-South Africa will be played in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. The second Test of the series between the two teams will be held in Pune from 10 October and the third Test in Ranchi from 19 October.
This will be the 14th Test series between India and South Africa. The last win for the Indian team was in 2015. They defeated South Africa 3–0 in a 4-Test match series. One match was a draw. The Indian team won in the last match between the two teams. India won the match played in Johannesburg by 63 runs.
However, the upcoming series against the Proteas will not be an easy task. Although South African Side is inexperienced but they have quality of players in their side who can turn the game at any moment.
The drawback for Indian team is that India’s premier pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah is not part of the team because he is out due to stress fracture. But experienced Ishant Sharma and Mohammad Shami are part of the Indian team.
Deadly combo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be seen again on home pitches.
Where and When is the 1st Test between IND vs SA?
The India vs South Africa 1st Test match will be played from October 2 to 6, 2019 (Thursday-Sunday) at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam.
What time does the India vs South Africa 1st Test begin?
The India vs South Africa 1st Test match will begin at 09:30 AM IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast the IND vs SA 1st Test match?
The India vs South Africa 1st Test match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network.
How do I watch live streaming of the IND vs SA 1st Test match?
The live streaming of the India vs South Africa 1st Test match will be available on Star Sports Network and Jio Cricket.
INDIA VS SOUTH AFRICA 2019 – Schedule
|02 – 06 October, 2019||IND vs SA||1st Test at Visakhapatnam||09:30|
|10 – 14 October, 2019||IND vs SA||2nd Test at Pune||09:30|
|19 – 23 October, 2019||IND vs SA||3rd Test at Ranchi||09:30|
India playing XI for 1st Test: Virat Kohli (Capt), Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ishant Sharma, M Shami
South Africa Squad: Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Zubayr Hamza, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Dane Piedt, Heinrich Klaasen, Anrich Nortje, Senuran Muthusamy.