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Updated December 26th, 2023 at 09:52 IST

IND vs SA 1st Test Weather Report: Will rain and thunder play spoilsport in Centurion, South Africa?

The weather forecast for the opening test match between South Africa and India at the SuperSport Park in Centurion isn't looking good.

Pavitra Shome
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Weather Delay in Centurion | Image: AP
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Team India is scheduled to face the formidable South Africans in a Boxing Day test match at South Africa's SuperSport Park. The team will be stocked with excellent talent and veteran instinct, with ODI heroes like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and others returning for national duty. However, overcoming South Africa will be difficult, considering the team has never won a test series against the hosts. Only MS Dhoni could draw the series once. This time, Rohit and his team will try to end the streak.

3 things you need to know 

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  • The first test match between India and South Africa will be played today
  • India won the ODI series against SA with a 2-1 lead
  • The T20I series between both teams ended in a draw 

Also Read: Team India's dismal Test record in South Africa, only 1 captain has managed to draw a series

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India vs South Africa 1st Test: Weather could be a troubling aspect in Centurion

While the fans are eager to see Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli back in action after the ODI World Cup, the weather could spoil the party in Centurion, South Africa. The predicted midday temperature for Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa, is 22 degrees Celsius. The play today will be impacted by thunderstorms and rain showers, and the day will remain overcast. AccuWeather predicts that there will be 96% precipitation at the location today, with wind gusts of 52 km/h.

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Day 1 and Day 2 of the match have 92% and 90% of the chance of rain, respectively. The day will be cloudy with temperatures between 19 and 23 degrees Celsius. There are chances that the first two days of the match may be abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Also Read: You will get an answer for sure in due course: Rohit on his T20I future

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India vs South Africa 1st Test: The Squad

India's Test squad: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Abhimanyu Easwaran, KS Bharat (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Prasidh Krishna

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South Africa's Test squad: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Temba Bavuma (c), David Bedingham, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Gerald Coetzee, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Keegan Petersen, Wiaan Mulder, Nandre Burger, Tristan Stubbs

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Published December 26th, 2023 at 08:10 IST

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