Now The Fire Test Of Kohli And Company Will Be In South Africa In January 2018.
According to ESPNcricinfo, the Indian cricket team will start the New Year with a tour of South Africa, whose first match will be played in Cape Town from January 5 or 6. Cricket board of both countries will make a decision the dates of matches in the next few days. The tour was being discussed from the beginning of the year 2018, but till now the program has not been finalized.
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Usually South Africa starts Test Series with New Zealand, which is usually played from January 2. The South African Cricket Board wants to do the first Test from January 4, so that maximum tickets can be made from match tickets because all tickets for the match are usually sold during the holidays in South Africa.
“The Indian team is now expected to arrive in the last few days of December and will definitely play a practice match before the first Test,” the news said quoting an official attached to the interaction.
Conversation between CSA and BCCI was complicated because the Indian Cricket Board was not happy that the South African Board had already decided to schedule the series in Australia and this series would start from March 1. With the launch of the South Africa-Australia series from March 1, the program of India has become quite busy. The official said, now they are trying to get all the CSAs in short time.
Soon after the South Africa Tour, India will go to Sri Lanka to play the T20 Triangular Series, after which all the players will return to the country for the IPL.