After thrashing Sri Lanka in the recently concluded three-match Test series, confident India will take on South Africa in the upcoming three-match Test series starting from Jan 5. The opening Test match will be played in Cape Town. Virat Kohli-led India will face Proteas team in three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is. Last year was exceptionally good for the Indian skipper on and off the field. In 2017, Virat shattered many records. But if cricket experts and Pandit are to be believed than South Africa tour is going to be a challenge for Men-In-Blue.
Here are the complete fixtures of India’s tour of South Africa in 2018 as well Indian squad for the Test and ODI series.
January 5-9, 2018: 1st Test at Newlands, Cape Town
January 13-17: 2nd Test at Centurion
January 24-28: 3rd Test match at Wanderers, Johannesburg
February 1: 1st ODI at Kingsmead (D/N)
February 4: 2nd ODI at Centurion
February 7: 3rd ODI at Newlands, Cape Town (D/N)
February 10: 4th ODI at Wanderers, Johannesburg (D/N)
February 13: 5th ODI at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth (D/N)
February 16: 6th ODI at Centurion (D/N)
February 18: 1st T20 at Johannesburg
February 21: 2nd T20 at Centurion (D/N)
February 24: 3rd T20 at Cape Town (D/N)
India squad for SA Tests: Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
India ODI squad: Virat Kohli(c), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur
South Africa squad – 1st Test: Faf du Plessis(c), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.