Some of the most successful cricket teams worldwide include South Africa and India. In every format, India has won numerous ICC competitions to date. The only multi-team ICC tournament title that South Africa has won is the champion’s trophy.
South Africa and India have played each other frequently, and the games have been exciting to watch. The elite players from both teams compete, which is a favorite pastime for many cricket fans.
Concerns over captain Bavuma’s performance currently prevent South Africa from having a perfectly balanced roster. In two consecutive games against India in the three-match T20I series away from home, the player has endured two ducks.
The Indian cricket board announced that Jasprit Bumrah will not be a part of the competition in Australia. Therefore India has problems to cope with. In any event, team India still appears to be in a strong position and has a strong chance of defeating South Africa.
India vs South Africa Schedule
India vs South Africa: The multi-format series, which starts on December 10th, consists of three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Test matches, including the customary Boxing Day Test match in Centurion and the New Year’s Test in Cape Town.
Three T20I matches will kick off the series, which will serve as practice for team India in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup the following year. The 20-over games will be played in Durban, Gqeberha, and Johannesburg.
The first two One Day Internationals will also be held in Johannesburg and Gqeberha, with the third one taking place in Paarl.
Cricket South Africa (CSA) Chairperson Lawson Naidoo stated that the organization is looking forward to the presence of the Indian Cricket Team and their ardent supporters on our soil. “This is a crucial trip for both teams, so I’m thrilled that we’ll have a full schedule that includes all three game styles. One can anticipate spectacular cricket and contests between South Africa and India, both of which have outstanding potential”.
In addition, we have spaced out the matches around South Africa so that the trip would also allow us to highlight the best of the country. We have a great working relationship with the BCCI, and I appreciate their assistance in organizing the tour.
Meanwhile, similar comments were expressed by BCCI Secretary Jay Shah as well.
In addition to honoring Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela, two great individuals who helped create our respective nations and the world at large, the Freedom Series is noteworthy, according to Shah, not only because it involves two superb Test teams.
India vs South Africa: Full Schedule
1st T20I: 10 December – Kingsmead Stadium, Durban
2nd T20I:12 December – St George’s Park, Gqeberha
3rd T20I:14 December – Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
1st ODI:17 December – Betway Pink Day – Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
2nd ODI:19 December – St George’s Park, Gqeberha
3rd ODI: 21 December – Boland Park, Paarl
1st Test: 26 December – 30 December – SuperSport Park, Centurion
2nd Test: 03 January – 07 January – Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town
India vs South Head-to-Head Records
As of right now, India vs South Africa Head-to-head statistics paint a picture of how competitive these two teams are. It is challenging to identify one of these two as the clear dominant team.
Both teams faced off against one another 32 times during the Test, with South Africa winning 15-17. Likewise, South Africa leads the ODI series 49-35. It is 13-9 in favour of Team India in the T20Is.
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India vs South Africa Head-to-Head Record – Test
In red-ball cricket, Team India and South Africa have met 32 times. In these 42 matches, South Africa has won 17 of them, while India’s cricket team has won 15 of them.
India vs South Africa Head-to-Head Record – ODI
50-over cricket matches between the Indian and South African sides have taken place 87 times overall. An overall 50-time improvement by South Africa over India. Indian squad has won 37 games, in contrast.
India vs South Africa Head-to-Head Record – T20I
In the shortest format of the game, both teams have faced off against one another 22 times. As it has won 13 of these 23 games, Team India has a minor advantage in this situation.
India is currently playing a Test series against the West Indies in Dominica; following that, a two-match Gandhi-Mandela Test series would be the next task. The series will be an important test for India during the 2023–25 World Test Championship cycle.