India All Set For South Africa Tour In 2018
Ind vs SA 2018: From January 5, Team India and South Africa will face to each other. The first Test match will start between India vs South Africa in Cape Town. The year 2018 will bring new challenges to Team India against 2017. Team India played mostly on home pitch in most matches in 2017. But this year, the team has to play more matches on foreign pitches. The 2018 year has started from South Africa tour. Where the team has not won a Test series.
Team India will play 3 Tests and 6 ODIs and 3 T20 match in Africa. The biggest challenge before Team India is to do well in the Test series. But there will be challenges in it, South Africa’s fast bowler. Morne Morkel and Vernon Philander, who were injured in the team, are fit and ready to return to the team. Dale Steyn, who is out of the team for the last one year, is also ready to return to the team.
Among all these are the bowlers who can upset Team India on the South African soil, it is Kagiso Rabada. This young fast bowler from South Africa has amazed everyone with his fast bowling in the last few months. His performance is also amazing.
Team India Test Squad
The Team India Test squad announced for the tour of South Africa had one big shock that of Jasprit Bumrah being select for the fifth seamer in the Indian team alongside Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and all-rounder Hardik Pandya. Bumrah has been one of the most reliable figures in limited overs for the India, and a selected in the longest format was long overdue.
Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah.
ODI squad For Team India
India also announced their ODI squad for the six-match against South Africa start in February 2018. As many as ten front-line batsmen, including Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni, are part of a batting heavy 17-member India squad announced by the MSK Prasad-led selection panel on Saturday December 23.
Shardul Thakur also finds a place in the squad after missing the limited-overs leg of the Sri Lanka series due to a shoulder injury. Skipper Virat Kohli returns to the India team after taking a rest from the Sri Lanka ODIs and T20Is. The Indian selectors left Umesh Yadav out while including Mohammed Shami in the squad. Shami last played an ODI against Australia in September 2017.
Virat Kohli (c) Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur.
India T20 Squad
T20 Squad not announced for India
Here is a detail of India vs South African Schedule and Time.
India vs South Africa Test Series Schedule 2018
|Jan 5 to 9||India vs South Africa 1st Test||2 pm IST||Cape Town|
|Jan 13 to 17||India vs South Africa 2nd Test||1.30 pm IST||Centurion|
|Jan 24 to 28||India vs South Africa 3rd Test||1.30 pm IST||Johannesburg|
India vs South Africa ODI Series Schedule
|1-Feb||India vs South Africa 1st ODI||4.30 pm IST||Durban|
|4-Feb||India vs South Africa 2nd ODI||1.30 pm IST||Centurion|
|7-Feb||India vs South Africa 3rd ODI||4.30 pm IST||Cape Town|
|10-Feb||India vs South Africa 4th ODI||4.30 pm IST||Johannesburg|
|13-Feb||India vs South Africa 5th ODI||4.30 pm IST||Port Elizabeth|
|16-Feb||India vs South Africa 6th ODI||4.30 pm IST||Centurion|
India vs South Africa T20 Series Schedule
|18-Feb||India vs South Africa 1st T20||6 pm IST||Johannesburg|
|21-Feb||India vs South Africa 2nd T20||9.30 pm IST||Centurion|
|24-Feb||India vs South Africa 3rd T20||9.30 pm IST||Cape Town|
How To Watch India vs South Africa Match Live
All matches will be telecast on the Sony Entertainment Television Network. You can also watch the matches online on Sony Liv.