IND vs SA - Upcoming Matches (October)
|Match, Date, Timing & Venue|
| 3 ODIs | Oct|
India vs South AfricaTBC
| 3 T20s | Oct|
India vs South AfricaTBC
India vs South Africa Series – 2021 Coverage
The South Africa tour of India has been confirmed to take place in October 2021. The series is part of the ICC FTP fixtures and part of the inaugural 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The India vs South Africa (IND vs SA) series is a bilateral series and both teams will play 3 T20s followed by 3 ODIs. The T20 series between IND vs SA serves as great preparation ahead of the T20 World Cup that is to be held in India in November this year.
There are a total of 6 matches including 3 T20s and 3 ODIs to be played during the South Africa tour of India this year. The India-South Africa bilateral series is a part of the Future Cricket Tour Programs (FTP) which has been prepared by the International Cricket Council (ICC), BCCI and CrSA. India vs South Africa 2021 schedule page has also been updated with all relevant details including date, timing and venues.
BCCI has confirmed that India will play the limited overs series at home this October. This series consists of three one-day internationals and three T20 internationals.
Few weeks later, in November 2021, India and South Africa could also meet in the T20 World Cup 2021 if they are in the same group table or else they could meet in the knock-out matches.
South Africa will be well prepared for the T20 World Cup as they would have already played a limited overs bilateral series in India earlier.
Then at the end of this year, South Africa will host India for three tests and three T20I’s. It will be a challenging series for Indian batters as they have struggled against bounce and pace in South African soil.
South Africa on the other hand is undergoing a transition phase under their newly appointed captain Quinton De Kock.
It will be an interesting year of cricket coming up for both these sides and hopefully we see competitive and exciting play of cricket.
CricketSchedule offers schedule, live scores, latest news, squads and players info of the India-South Africa (IND vs SA) series. Stay tuned for more updates.
India Vs South Africa Overview
India and South Africa had faced off each other for the first time in 1991. The South African team toured India during 1991 to play three one-day internationals. India won the series 2-1, however there was a lot of praise to the South African team for giving a tough fight in their first tour in India.
Whenever these two teams met, there has always been a neck to neck contest in all the three formats.
IND vs SA Head to Head in Tests
India and South Africa have played 39 test matches against each other out of which India has won 14 matches, whereas South Africa has won 15 matches.
The test series between India and South Africa is otherwise called the Gandhi-Mandela series.
India has struggled touring South Africa as they aren’t used to the bouncy and quick pitches. Till date, India has never won a test series at South African soil, whereas South Africa has won a series in India when they toured in 1999.
IND vs SA Head to head in ODI’s
India has played 86 matches against South Africa out of which South Africa has won 46 and India has won 35 matches.
IND vs SA Head to head in T20I’s
India has played 16 matches against South Africa out of which India has an upper hand with 9 wins and 6 loses.
IND vs SA Head to head in ICC events
South Africa has dominated India in the ICC Cricket World Cup. Out of 5 games South Africa has won 3 and lost 2 matches.
In the 2011 Cricket World, South Africa was the only team to which India had lost a match. India eventually became the World Cup 2011 champions after 28 years.
India vs South Africa down memory lane
Mike Denness affair
When India toured South Africa in 2001, the match referee Mike Denness had alleged Indian players guilty for tampering the ball and excessive appealing in the 2nd test. The cricket board of India had protested and made sure that the players don’t get a match suspension.
ICC had banned opening batsman Virender Sehwag for one match and overturned the decision to ban the remaining five players.
The third test in that series was deemed as unofficial by ICC and therefore South Africa had won that series 1-0.
Dangerous Wanderers pitch in 2018
In the Gandhi-Mandela series, during the 3rd test match at Wanderers, South Africa the pitch had changed drastically from the 2nd day. There was excessive seam and unpredictable bounce on the pitch. It was deteriorating very quickly, hence making batting even more tough and hazardous. Batsmen of both the teams got hit on the helmet, chest and other body parts which caused medical staff of both the teams to come more frequently to treat them.
Along with the pitch curators, the on-field umpires were also responsible for the player’s safety. ICC had rated the pitch as poor with 3 demerit points.
India was in a strong position to win that test, but the pitch was testing the Indian batsmen. After debating day three of the test match, the match was continued on day 4 and in the end India won the match by 63 runs.