India v South Africa Tests: Full Schedule, Venues, Squads, Timings
The Indian cricket team are hosting South Africa for a month-long tour consisting of three T20 Internationals followed by three Tests.
While the T20I series ended in a 1-1 stalemate, the Test series gets underway in a week’s time.
One of the biggest changes the team will see when it steps out in whites this time is that Rohit Sharma is expected to open for the first time in Test cricket. KL Rahul’s poor run of form and the Mumbai batsman’s exploits during the World Cup have forced the selectors to try out yet another opening pair. Rohit will have Mayank Agarwal for company at the top.
Earning his debut Indian Test call for the series is youngster Shubman Gill even as Hardik Pandya and Umesh Yadav missed out.
IND vs SA Series Schedule; Here's the complete schedule and squads of both the teams for the upcoming series.
India vs South Africa Test Matches
- 1st Test: (2-6 October) at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, 9:30 AM IST
- 2nd Test: (10-14 October) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 9:30 AM IST
- 3rd Test: (19-23 October) at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, 9:30 AM IST
South Africa’s Tour to India 2019 Squads:
Test Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill
South Africa Squads
Test Squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Temba Bavuma (vice-capt), Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock, Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Senuran Muthusamy, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Rudi Second.
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