India Vs South Africa 1St Test Match: Today the first test match of India vs South Africa is going to take place. In which Rohit Sharma will be seen captaining India in the first test match. And the match will start at 1.30 pm Indian time where the match will start at Super Sport Park Centurion.
India have never won a men’s Test series in South Africa. That england, australia and sri lanka are the only visiting teams who have been victorious here won’t make the indian feel any better about this failure, especially in the age of their perceived exceptionalism.
India have had two-Test series in South Africa before, in november 2001 and december 2013. but their attack in those rubbers did not shimmer with the bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj have become. Mohammed Shami took six wickets at 43.84 in the 2013 series. Considering Shami’s development since then, it’s a shame an ankle injury has precluded him from measuring that progress in this rubber.
India’s batting doesn’t seem as threatening as their bowling. their likely top six average from Virat Kohli’s 49.30 to Shubman Gill’s 32.21.
Temba Bavuma and Rohit Sharma will play their first match since their teams traumatic exit from the world cup in india last month.
Today Match Weather Report
Pitch Report: Good Covering of grass. Teams tend to bat first because it tends to start a bit slow. As the test progresses, there might be a bit of up and down movement which could be trickly to handle. Batting will get difficult as the test progresses. with the weather conditions, South Africa would be tempted to go without a spinners. with the sun out the pitch tents to crack a bit more and get the spinner into play. Don’t expect the pitch to change too much across the test. The best approach is bat first, guts it out in the first two session and happy if you’re just 2 down at lunch.
Expect: Interruptions, what with a 96% Chance of Rain forecast for the first day and 88% for the second. But we should also see Seam, swing and smoke – from the many braai fires.
Abhimanyu Easwaran has replaced Ruturaj Gaikwad, who injured a finger, in the squad. Virat Kohli has returned from a trip back to india to attend to an undisclosed personal emergency. with Mohammed Shami ruled out because of an ankle problem, prasidh krishna could earn a debut.
Possible Playing XI: Rohit Sharma [C], Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.
Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi are as yet uncertain starters. Formar Kolpak player David Bedingham looks set for a debut. Kyle Verreynne, who was dropped for the two home tests against West Indies in February and March, is back in the mix.
Possible Playing XI: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Temba Bavuma [C], David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi.