After Team India registered a convincing win over the visiting South African team in Mohali, the Proteas came back strongly in the deciding T20I in Bengaluru to level the three-match series 1-1. Before the action shifts to the game’s longest format, the visitors battled it out against the Indian Board President’s XI at the Dr PVG Raju ACA Sports Complex for a three-day tour game. The South African unit made full use of their practise game as they went onto bat for 64 overs scoring 279-6d. Regular Test opener Aiden Markram cracked an unbeaten century off just 118 balls before retiring himself out. Their bowlers had a crack at the Board XI as they restricted them to just 265-8.
As expected for any international cricket in India, there is a good demand for tickets to watch the upcoming India vs South Africa Test. To catch all the cricketing action live at the Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakhapatnam, be sure to get your tickets from Events Now. The forthcoming Test will launch South Africa’s campaign in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship and it will also start the international home season for the Indian team. With much anticipation going into the opening Test, coupled with the game also coinciding with a national holiday in the country, expect a good turnout at the VDCA stadium for the five-day clash.
Indian team suffered a huge blow as leading pacer Jasprit Bumrah suffered an injury just a few days prior to the series opener. He will now be replaced by another pacer Umesh Yadav. Also, India’s regular Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha is expected to make the cut into the playing 11 in place of struggling Rishabh Pant.