South Africa would look to make a fresh start to their first International assignment after a disastrous World Cup 2019 campaign. In a two-month-long tour of India, the South Africans will first play three Twenty 20 Internationals followed by three-match test series. The tour will kick-off at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala on 15 September.
South Africa will take the field under the leadership of Quinton de Kock, who is seen as the leader for the next year's T20 World Cup.
Meanwhile, India have rested their premier bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar looking for backup options for the mega event ahead. Hardik Pandya returns to the setup after missing the tour of the Caribbean while MS Dhoni remains out.
bet365: India– 4/9, South Africa– 7/4
betfair: India – 4/9, South Africa – 7/4
The books are predicting India’s WIN.
Top India batsmen – Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Top South Africa batsmen – Quinton de Kock, Rassie van der Dussen
Top India bowlers – Deepak Chahar
Top South Africa bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Andile Phehlukwayo
India: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul/Shreyas Iyer/Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Deepak Chahar, Krunal Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja/Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed/Navdeep Saini
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (c), Rassie van der Dussen (vc), Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Reeza Hendricks, Dwaine Pretorius, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Junior Dala/Bjorn Fortuin/ Beuran Hendricks
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SA Tour of India fixtures
15 September at 7:00 PM
India vs South Africa, 1st T20I at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala
18 September at 7:00 PM
India vs South Africa, 2nd T20I at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali
22 September at 7:00 PM
India vs South Africa, 2nd Test at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
India vs South Africa, 3rd Test at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi