India has put up a dominating display in the third test against South Africa in Ranchi so far and is on the verge of winning it and inflicting a clean sweep on the visitors. The match also witnesses Shahbaz Nadeem and George Linde making their debuts for India and South Africa respectively. Both of them have had very good outings so far. While Nadeem has picked up two wickets and a run out, Linde has shined with a four-wicket haul, which makes him a bright prospect for South Africa in the future.
Here is the list of cricketers who made a sensational Test debut in an India vs South Africa series.
The former India batsman scored a century against South Africa on his debut in the 1992-93 series at Durban. The Mumbai player scored 103 runs in the first innings against an attack that boasted of bowlers like Allan Donald and Brian McMillan.
The former explosive top-order batsman for India made his Test debut in 2001 during the first Test against South Africa in Bloemfontein. Playing as a middle-order batsman, Sehwag scored 105 and put on a memorable 250+ run partnership with his idol and batting legend, Sachin Tendulkar.
The former South Africa opener made his Test debut in 2010 against India at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. At a time when the Proteas were looking to find a proper opening partner alongside their then skipper Graeme Smith, Petersen grabbed the opportunity presented to him with both hands, with exactly a 100 runs in the first innings.
The No 1 bowler in the world made his Test debut against South Africa at Newlands in Cape Town on 5 January 2018. He got his maiden Test wicket as he clean bowled batting great AB de Villiers for 65 runs. In the 3rd Test match at Johannesburg, Bumrah took his maiden five-wicket haul in Tests, with figures of 5/54.
The right-arm pacer had a sensational start to his Test career. He made his debut for South Africa against India on 13 January 2018. He returned figures of 7/87 in the match, including 6/39 in the second innings, as South Africa won by 135 runs.