India tour of South Africa - ICC World Test Championship
Team India has travelled to South Africa for the upcoming test series that begins on Dec. 26 in Centurion, an area between Pretoria and Johannesburg. The Omicron threat is large in South Africa and team India has been given permission from the South African board to leave the country if the situation worsens, even though the boarders close.
India’s squad for the upcoming series is selected and KL Rahul has taken over the vice-captain role as Rohit Sharma is out with a hamstring injury. Virat Kohli will be leading the men as captain.
Team India’s squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj
India tour of South Africa 2021-22
Dec. 26-30, 1st Test (SuperSport Park, Centurion)
Jan. 3-7, 2nd Test (Wanderers, Johannesburg)
Jan. 11-15, 3rd Test (Newlands, Cape Town)
As the African continent is doing its best to overcome the pandemic there will be no spectators watching the series inside the stadium. Instead, fans will have to watch team India’s tour of South Africa live on TV or live streaming. For Indian fans that means Star Sports Network and Hotstar, that will air every game from the test series live. Check out India’s upcoming test series and where to watch it live here.
ICC World Test Championship Table
- Sri Lanka
- West Indies
- New Zealand
- South Africa
Team India is still waiting to finish off their series against England that got postponed earlier this year. Four out five games are played, and team India is in the lead with two wins while England need a win in the fifth and final game to make the series a draw.
The South African tour will be team India’s third series this season, having faced England and New Zealand earlier. For South Africa this will be the first series of the season.
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Author: Ramesh Singh