India vs South Africa, 1st Test: When, where and how to watch the match? – Magazine Creations

Rohit Sharma-led India will take on the Proteas in the two-match Test series at the SuperSports Park Cricket Ground in Centurion on December 26. Notably, this will be the first time that Indian veterans like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah will participate. He will represent the Men in Blue following their tragic defeat in the World Cup Final.

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Interestingly, the Proteas have not drawn a Test match at home since 2016, with 24 wins and eight losses in 32 matches since then.

Rohit, who will face Temba Bavuma’s mighty South Africa side, will have the chance to create history by capturing the ‘Final Frontier’ after 31 years. Successive Indian teams have failed to win a series in the SENA country, but this Indian team, featuring a mix of veterans and new blood, will fancy its chance.

However, the Indian team management will have to make some key decisions for the first Test match with popular players like Mohammed Shami and Ishan Kishan unavailable. While Shami was ruled out of the series due to an ankle injury, Ishan Kishan requested his exit from the series and Ruturaj Gaikwad was ruled out due to a finger injury.

Several India players, especially their batsmen, will be tested in the South African conditions, including young batsman Yashasvi Jaiswal, who has not been a regular part of the Test team, and players like Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer, who are yet to prove their mettle in off-swing and off-swing conditions. India.

India vs South Africa lineup:

India: Rohit Sharma (captain), Yashavi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk) , Abhimanyu Easwaran (Second Test).

South Africa: Temba Bavuma (captain), Aiden Markram, Tony De Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Keegan Pietersen, Kyle Verini (wk), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Nandre Berger, Marko Janssen, Jan Mulder, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso . Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, David Bedingham.

When and where can you watch the India vs South Africa Test match?

The main clash between India and South Africa will start on December 26 at 1:30 pm and will continue until December 30. The live broadcast of the main match will be available on the Disney+ Hotstar app. The match can also be watched live on Star Sports.

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Published: 26 December 2023, 07:05 AM IST


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