The Indian cricket team begins their tour of South Africa with the first test starting at Centurion on Boxing Day (December 26). In the wake of COVID-19, Cricket South Africa is doing its best to ensure the full series goes according to plans. There will be no fans inside the stadium and therefore they will have to watch the IND vs SA matches on TV or live streamed on digital devices. The South Africa vs India series will be available live on STAR Sports networks. (More news on cricket)
The first match between India and South Africa will start at 1:30 p.m. IST. Centurion is less than an hour’s drive from Johannesburg. The Indian team is staying in a lodge in the densely populated Gauteng province.
Live streaming of the tests and ODIs will take place on STAR Sports channels. The live stream will be available on Disney + Hotstar.
Full schedule and times of live broadcast and live broadcast:
First test (December 26-December 30, 2021) – Centurion. Live from 1:30 p.m. IST
Second Test (January 3-7, 2022) – Johannesburg – Live from 1:30 p.m. IST
Third Test (11-15 January 2022), Cape Town – Live from 2 p.m. IST
First ODI (January 19, 2022) Paarl – Live from 2 p.m. IST.
Second ODI (January 21, Paarl) – Live from 2 p.m. IST
Third ODI (January 23, Cape Town) – Live from 2 p.m.
While the SA vs IND test series will be part of the Test World Championship, the ODI will be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
Virat Kohli will lead India in the test matches while Rohit Sharma will captain in the ODI. Rohit is not available for the Test Series due to injury. KL Rahul will be Kohli’s deputy in Tests.
South Africa, led by Dean Elgar in the Tests, will build on their pace of attack against the Indians. They will miss the paceman Anrich Nortje, who has not recovered from an injury. Still, SA looks great with Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi and Duanne Olivier in their squad.