After, what can be called a practice tour more than a contest with Sri Lanka, India will head on to its biggest assignments of 2018-Tour of South Africa. India’s tour of South Africa would be completely different in terms of the series they have played against Sri Lanka in the home condition. South Africa tour will test India in all aspects-patience, confidence, ability, and grit.
The pitches of Indore, Kolkata, and Delhi were not up to 15% of the South African pitches India will be playing on. Apart from this, India has never won a series on the South African soil. Moreover, with the return of Chris Morris, AB De Villiers, Dale Steyn, and Morne Morkel, South Africa are set to enter the ground with its full strength. So, it will be a tough tour for India to prove its prowess.
Overall, India’s tour of South Africa is certainly fast, different and extremely lethal. Let’s see how Virat Co. faces the hosts. With an almost two-month long tour, India will play 6 ODIs, 3 Tests and 3 T20s against South Africa in their home conditions.
Virat Kohli(c), Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha, Murali Vijay, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Rohit Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Cheteshwar Pujara, Parthiv Patel, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Chris Morris, AB de Villiers, Keshav Maharaj, Hashim Amla, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Quinton de Kock, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dean Elgar, Dale Steyn
Please note: The above mentioned South African squad is only for the first test match.
Virat Kohli(c), MS Dhoni, Shikhar Dhawan, Axar Patel, Manish Pandey, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rohit Sharma, Shardul Thakur
South Africa has not yet announced its ODI squad.
|Match 1||Jan 05, Fri –Jan 09, Tue||Newlands, Cape Town|
|Match 2||Jan 13, Sat – Jan 17, Wed||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Match 3||Jan 24, Wed – Jan 28, Sun||New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Match 1||February 01, Thursday||Kingsmead, Durban|
|Match 2||February 04, Sunday||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Match 3||February 07, Wednesday||Newlands, Cape Town|
|Match 4||February 10, Saturday||New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Match 5||February 13, Tuesday||St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth|
|Match 6||February 16, Friday||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Match 1||February 18, Sunday||New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg|
|Match 2||February 21, Wednesday||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|Match 3||February 24, Saturday||Newlands, Cape Town|
The India tour of South Africa series will live telecast on the below-mentioned channels-
India- Star Network- Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, Star Sports HD1 and Star Sports HD3
South Africa- SuperSport 2 TV
You can also see the live online streaming of India Vs South Africa matches on Hotstar.