South Africa Vs India: The men in blue side will take on South Africa in the two-match Test series. The first Test match will be played at SuperSport Park in Centurion. This match will be the Boxing Day test match, and it starts from Tuesday, 26th December 2023 to Saturday, 30th December 2023.
The 2nd and final red ball match between South Africa Vs India will be played at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. The last match for India in South Africa tour will start from Wednesday, 3rd January 2024 to Sunday, 7th January 2024.
India has never won a Test series in South Africa, and this is a golden chance for Rohit Sharma and his men to create history in the Proteas Nation on this tour. When India toured in 2021/2022 series, they started the Test match series with a fantastic win.
But they couldn’t carry the winning momentum forward and they lost two back-to-back matches in that series and lost the red ball series by 1-2 margin.
That was the last Test series which was captained by Virat Kohli and since then Rohit Sharma has been the skipper of the men in blue side.
However, this time the men in blue side have started their tour of South Africa well. Before they head to the red ball format series, India had drawn the three match series of the T20 International format under Suryakumar Yadav and after the 2017/2018 tour, the Blues have won their second One-Day International series in the Proteas Nation on Thursday, 21st December 2023 under the leadership of KL Rahul.
South Africa and India have played 42 matches in the Test format. India has won 15 red ball games, South Africa has won 17 Test matches, while ten test matches have ended in a draw.
But India’s record hasn’t been good in the Proteas Nation. India has just won 4 Test matches out of 23 matches. The Proteas have won 12 of them and seven Test matches have been drawn.
India has not won any red ball matches in Cape Town’s Newlands Stadium so far. The visitors have won two Test matches at Wanders Stadium in Johannesburg in 2006 and a 2018 tour of South Africa. .
While the men in blue side have won one each red ball match in Kingsmead Stadium in Durban in 2010 and SuperSport Park in Centurion on their last tour of 2021/2022.
The Fans in India can watch the two-match Test series between South Africa Vs India on mobile devices through the live streaming service of the Disney+ Hotstar application, which is the number one live streaming app in India and World.
The two-match Test series between South Africa Vs India will be brought Live on the Star Sports India Network channels.
The Toss timings for the first Test match of this two-match red ball series between South Africa Vs India will take place at 1 PM according to the Indian Standard Time (IST), 7.30 AM GMT and 9.30 AM Local.
But the timings will change for the second Test match which will be played in Cape Town. The timings for the second Test match will be 1.30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), 8 AM GMT and 10 AM Local.
The first red ball match between South Africa Vs India will start at 1.30 PM according to the Indian Standard Time (IST), 8 AM GMT and 10 AM Local. The second and final Test match of this two-match red ball series will start at 2 PM IST (Indian Standard Time), 8.30 AM GMT and 10.30 AM Local at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town.