South Africa vs India 1st Test, Day 1, straight from Cape Town 13:27 IST: We are just minutes away from the toss. Stay tuned! 13:18 IST: India pacer Jasprit Bumrah receives his Test cap from captain Virat Kohli.
Virat Kohli-led Team India will aim to begin their three-match Test series on a positive note when they take on the formidable South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town on Friday. This series will Test India’s class and character on the harder tracks of Cape Town, Centurion and Johannesburg. The Newlands pitch at Cape Town, however, could well be a blessing in disguise for India.
South Africa vs India 1st Test Live
While it will be alien from anything they have played on for the last year or so, at least the lack of water, as has been reported in the media, has led to a little less irrigation of the square, and may well provide Virat Kohli and his boys with conditions closest to home.
South Africa will be banking on their formidable fast bowling attack to dismantle India’s strong batting line-up but after nine successive test series wins India are brimming with confidence – and a belief that they can thrive in any conditions,” he notes.
India (From): Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Hardik Pandya, Lokesh Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja
South Africa (From): Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis(c), Quinton de Kock(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Chris Morris, Vernon Philander, Theunis de Bruyn