IND VS SA – India VS South Africa – 1st Test 2023

IND VS SA • 1st Test • India tour of South Africa, 2023-24

Series: India tour of South Africa, 2023-24

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Date & Time: Dec 26, 1:30 PM IST

On the previous tour IND VS SA- Team India had lost the three-test match series by 2-1 Virat Kohli’s captaincy. Rohit Sharma will be the new captain to take the challenge to create history by defeating the strong South Africa team on their home soil. The much awaited final leg of the India tour of South Africa 2023-24 will start with first Test match on December 26 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. The fixture is scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM IST. IND VS SA Live Streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar & Star Sports Network.

South Africa Record at SuperSport Park

They have played 28 matches at SuperSport Park and have won 22 times and lost 3. The 3 other matches resulted in a draw.

Average score at SuperSport Park


South Africa score has an average of 315 runs when playing a Test match at this ground. On the other hand, India’s average score at SuperSport Park is 259 runs.

South Africa’s highest score has been 621/10 against Sri Lanka in 2020. South Africa won the contest by an innings and 45 runs.

Head to Head record of  IND VS SA Test record at SuperSport Park

South Africa and India have faced each other on 3 occasions at SuperSport Park. South Africa have won 2 of those clashes while India enjoyed the upper hand in 1 game.

IND VS SA overall head-to-head test records, they have faced each other on 42 occasions, South Africa has won 17 times, whereas Team India has won 15 times, and 10 matches ended with a draw.

Toss Impact at SuperSport Park ground


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Average v/s economy of bowlers at SuperSport Park ground


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Batting and Bowling leaders at SuperSport Park ground – The SuperSport Park is generally known as a pacer-friendly surface, as the fast bowlers take most of the wickets in test matches. The batsman will face lots of challenges throughout all five days with swing and seam movement from the wickets.


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IND VS SA Squad for test matches

South Africa Squad
Temba Bavuma
David Bedingham
Nandre Burger
Gerald Coetzee
Tony de Zorzi
Dean Elgar
Marco Jansen
Keshav Maharaj
Aiden Markram
Wiaan Mulder
Lungi Ngidi
Keegan Petersen
Kagiso Rabada
Tristan Stubbs
Kyle Verreynne

India Squad
Ravichandran Ashwin
Jasprit Bumrah
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Shubman Gill
Shreyas Iyer
Ravindra Jadeja
Yashasvi Jaiswal
Ishan Kishan
Virat Kohli
Prasidh Krishna
Mukesh Kumar
KL Rahul
Mohammad Shami
Rohit Sharma
Mohammed Siraj
K Srikar Bharat
Shardul Thakur

IND VS SA – Predicted Playing XI

South Africa – Temba Bavuma (captain), Dean Elgar, Keegan Peterson, Aden Markram, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Tony de Zorzi, Marco Jensen, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj

Team India – Rohit Sharma (captain), Shubman Gill/Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Srikar Bharat, Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Mukesh Kumar/Shardul Thakur, Ravi Ashwin

After defeat in ICC World cup final team india will want to make an impact in IND VS SA test match by winning the test series under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy.  Experience players like  Virat Kolhi, Jasprit Bumrah and Ravichandran Ashwin will have major role to play. India will want to finish year 2023 on winning note. On the other hand Dean Elgar will be playing his last test match series, he will want to finish it on high note. It will be nail-biting battle on SuperSport Park ground. Battle between South Africa’s Kagiso Rabada and Virat Kolhi will be treat to watch. Coach Rahul Dravid says “KL Rahul is confident to keep wickets in Test cricket”. “The main challenge here is the fact that the pitches have a lot of bounce and seam movement. It can be tough for batting. The tracks are result-oriented. It can happen that if a bad session happens, you can be far behind the game. So the key is to minimize damage in case of a bad session, like you shouldn’t loose 6-7 wickets in a session. In Batting those extra 50-60 runs have to be made because 20 wickets will fall for sure. So, the team that bats better will win.”

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