South Africa take on India in the first of the two tests scheduled between the two sides. The game will be held at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

Where to Watch Live

The play is scheduled to start at 8:30 am GMT. Live coverage will be available on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Follow the live text commentary of the game on ESPN Cricinfo.


The top two teams in test cricket, South Africa and India, go head-to-head and the latter will look to maintain their form in tests as they come in to this series on the back of a six match winning streak against Australia and West Indies earlier in the year.

The Proteas come into the tests after convincingly defeating the visitors 2-0 in the One Day International (ODI) series. Quinton de Kock was the star for the hosts as the wicketkeeper-batsman scored three consecutive centuries in the ODI series.

South Africa were on the verge of a series whitewash over the one-day world champions as the series entered its final match. However, the final game at Centurion was called off due to bad weather.

This will be the first time the visitors have played a test since the retirement of Sachin Tendulkar, who bowed out of international cricket in November.

Team News

South Africa

Probable Lineup: Graeme Smith (c), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander


Probable Lineup: Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Zaheer Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Pragyan Ojha