South Africa vs India 1st Test Day 1 Highlights 2023 – 26th Dec

Pitch and weather: The pitch at SuperSport Park is one of the fastest in South Africa, and the rain and overcast conditions could make it even spicier. Though Centurion has been South Africa’s fortress, with 22 wins in 28 Tests, India beat them by 113 runs here on their last tour.

South Africa vs India Highlights Today, India tour of South Africa 2023 1st Test, SuperSport Park, Centurion, Tuesday 26-12-2023.

Rohit: Honestly, I was not too sure. In times like this, it’s better to lose the toss. We are aware of the conditions, the last time around I wasn’t here but we had a good result for ourselves. We put runs on the board and the bowlers did the job for us. There is some grass on the pitch and overhead conditions…but guys are accustomed to handle the situation. Ashwin is playing in place of Jadeja – he had a back…neck spasm in the morning. Ashwin will come in handy. Prasidh makes his debut. Shardul, Bumrah and Siraj are the other seamers.
Bavuma: The wicket has been under covers for the last two days and there is some moisture in the wicket. Guys have gone through their paces. Two debutants: Burger and Bedingham. Lungi isn’t fully fit yet. We’re playing four seamers.

Toss: South Africa chose to field.

South Africa team: 1 Dean Elgar, 2 Aiden Markram, 3 Tony de Zorzi, 4 Temba Bavuma (capt), 5 Keegan Petersen, 6 David Bedingham, 7 Kyle Verreynne (wk), 8 Marco Jansen, 9 Gerald Coetzee, 10 Kagiso Rabada, 11 Nandre Burger
India team: 1 Rohit Sharma (capt), 2 Yashasvi Jaiswal, 3 Shubman Gill, 4 Virat Kohli, 5 Shreyas Iyer, 6 KL Rahul (wk), 7 R Ashwin, 8 Shardul Thakur, 9 Jasprit Bumrah, 10 Mohammed Siraj, 11 Prasidh Krishna

Head to Head In Test’s: 42
South Africa Won: 17
India Won: 15
South Africa Test Rankings: 4th
India Test Rankings: 1st

Form guide
(last five completed Test’s, most recent first)
South Africa WWDLL
India DWLDL

Match Timings: 8:00 AM GMT | 10:00 AM Local
Umpires – Langton Rusere, Paul Reiffel
TV Umpire – Ahsan Raza
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Stephen Harris
Match number – Test no. 2520

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