Recently, New Zealand’s tour of India ended. In their next scheduled cricket series, India vs South Africa will feature tests and ODI’s. Even though India had a home-ground advantage, it was looking as if New Zealand would defeat India. But the exact opposite thing happened. It was India who made the Kiwis miserable. New Zealand has always been India’s nemesis. Be it the 2019 ICC World Cup, 2021 ICC World Test Championship, or be it the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, in each of these tournaments New Zealand held their heads high against India. But this time, it was India’s time. They did not let New Zealand win a single match in the whole series. It was like revenge being served on a cold plate.
India’s current form is excellent, and they are in great shape to face South Africa. It has only been a few days that India vs South Africa 2021 was announced, and since then, the news spread like wildfire. Every cricket fan is excited to see these two titans clash. But India will not be having a home-ground advantage this time. Since the Covid situation is under control, the fans will also be present at the stadium to show their love and support. The details surrounding the tour have been revealed and we are here to present it to you all. So keep on reading the article to know more about the tour.
India vs South Africa 2021 Test Schedule
India’s tour of South Africa will begin on the 26th of December 2021 and will end on the 23rd of January 2022. The tour will have three tests and three ODI. The first test will begin on 26th December and end on 30th December 2021. The test will begin at 1:30 P.M according to Indian Standard Time, 8:00 A.M. according to GMT, and 10:00 A.M. according to the local time. The venue of the first test is SuperSport Park, Centurion. The second test will begin on 3rd January and end on 7th January 2022. The timing remains the same as the first test. The venue of the second team is The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
The third test will begin on the 11th of January and go on till 15th January 2022. The test will begin at 2:00 P.M according to Indian Standard Time, 8:30 A.M. according to GMT, and 10:30 A.M. according to the local time. The venue of the third test is Newlands, Cape Town.
India vs South Africa 2021 ODI Schedule
The ODI will begin on 19th January 2022. It is the date on which the first ODI will be played. The venue of the first ODI is Boland Park, Paarl. The first ODI will start at 2:00 P.M according to Indian Standard Time, 8:30 A.M. according to GMT, and 10:30 A.M. according to the local time. The second ODI will be played on 21st January 2022. The match will be played in Boland Park, Paarl. The second ODI will start at 2:00 P.M according to Indian Standard Time, 8:30 A.M. according to GMT, and 10:30 A.M. according to the local time. The third ODI will be played on the 23rd of January 2022. The venue of the third ODI is Newlands, Cape Town. The third ODI will start at 2:00 P.M according to Indian Standard Time, 8:30 A.M. according to GMT, and 10:30 A.M. according to the local time.
India vs South Africa 2021: India’s Side
India will be having a confidence boost after their series against New Zealand. The whole team is in a good form and every player learns their weaknesses and strengths. Under Rahul Dravid, all the players are flourishing. Mayank Agarwal scored a century, while Ravichandran Ashwin surpassed Harbhajan Singh as the third-highest Test wicket-taker for India. Shreyas Iyer did a good job too. Many new players will be available and we might see a glimpse of new India. India’s Test squad has been revealed but the ODI squad is yet to be announced.
Squad – Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Wriddhiman Saha, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Prasidh Krishna
South Africa’s Side
South Africa’s form has been in a not-so-good form. They last played with England in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. Since then they are yet to play a match. So it is hard to analyze their form. In between, they were supposed to play three ODIs with the Netherlands, but it got canceled mid-way. This series will be a turning point for them. Mark Boucher, their coach, will have his hands full with the selection. They are yet to announce their ODI squad, but their test squad has been revealed. Dean Elgar will be their captain.
Squad – Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Sarel Erwee, Keegan Peterson, Rassie van der Dussen, George Linde, Wiaan Mulder, Marco Jansen, Prenelan Subrayen, Quinton de Kock, Ryan Rickleton, Kyle Verreynne, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Beuran Hendricks, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Sisanda Magala, Duanne Olivier, Glenton Stuurman