Indian Cricket Team is all up for the next their cricketing challenge in South Africa for two months now. Our Men In Blue will be playing the Protean team for 3 test matches, 6 ODI’s and 3 T20’s in the upcoming tour. The Test series will be kickstarting tomorrow January 05, 2018 and will end on January 28, 2018. Where Indian team sits at the top of the rankings table with 124 ratings, South African team is just down them and stands strong with 111 ratings.
The good part about this much awaited series is that India’s status as the No.1 Test side in ICC rankings will remain intact irrespective of how the series against South Africa goes out. However both the sides will finish on 118 points if the latter side makes a clean sweep of the series. In that scenario also, Team India will still stand unshaken at the top when the points are calculated beyond the decimal poinas India will be on 118.47 points, while South Africa will be on 117.53.
Do take a look at the squad of both the teams as the first test match between these two cricketing giants will start tomorrow at 10: 30 a.m. IST.
Indian Cricket Team– Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah.
South African Cricket Team(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.