South Africa will be looking to put on a show with bat and ball in the upcoming three-match Test series against India. The opening game of the Test series will be played at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam from 2nd October.
Test Captain Faf du Plessis that the players can adjust to the conditions in this three-match Test series. Uncapped pacer Anrich Nortje, left-arm orthodox spinner Senuran Muthusamy and wicket-keeper Heinrich Klaasen have been included in the squad. Due to the retirement of Hashim Amla, Theunis De Bruyn and Zubayr Hamza have been included in the squad for this series.
On the other hand, India will be keen to maintain their proud record at home in Test cricket. Virat Kohli-led unit have not lost a Test series in home conditions. Uncapped batsman Shubham Gill has earned his maiden call-up to the Test squad. Umesh Yadav has been a last minute replacement for Jaspreet Bumrah, who has ruled out of the series due to a stress fracture.
Indian Captain Virat Kohl will lead India for the Test series against South Africa. Freedom Trophy 2019 Test Series will be played in India.
Here are some of the key stats related to India vs South Africa 2019 Test Series
2000 was the last time South Africa won a Test series in India. Hansie Cronje led South Africa to a memorable Test win in India.
36 matches have been played between India and South Africa in Test cricket. South Africa have dominated with 14 victories to their name while India have managed to come out top on 11 occasions. 10 Test matches have ended in a draw between the two teams.
2 centuries for India’s middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane against India n in Test cricket. Rahane has scored 532 runs in 7 matches at an average of 53.20. He will be keen to continue his good form with the bat in this three-match Test series.
24 wickets needed by South African pacer Kagiso Rabada to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. In six matches, Rabada has picked up 16 wickets at an average of 24.41 against India.
251 runs required by Indian Captain Virat Kohli to complete 700 runs in Test cricket. Kohli currently has scored 6749 runs in 79 matches at an average of 53.14 with 25 centuries to his name.
241 runs required by Middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane to complete 4000 runs in Test cricket. Kohli currently has scored 3759 runs in 58 Test matches at an average of 42.23 with 10 centuries to his name.
2 wickets needed by India’s left-arm orthodox spinner Ravendra Jadeja to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. Jadeja currently has taken 198 wickets in 43 Test matches at an average of 23.89.
8 wickets needed by India’s premier spinner Ravichandran Ashwin complete 350 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin currently has taken 342 wickets in 65 Test matches at an average of 25.43.