Cricket News today: South Africa is set to host India for a two-match Test series starting on December 26th, 2023 at the Centurion. The series is expected to be a closely contested affair. Both teams have been preparing hard for the series, and it promises to be a thrilling contest.
India will be looking to continue their good form and win the series against South Africa after a tie in the T20 series. India has a strong batting lineup, with the likes of Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk) in the ranks. Their bowling attack is also formidable, withRavichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna leading the charge.
South Africa, on the other hand, has had a mixed year so far. They lost their last Cricket Test series against Pakistan 2-0 and will be looking to bounce back against India. They have a strong batting lineup, with the likes of Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, and Temba Bavuma in the ranks. Their bowling attack is also impressive, with Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, and Keshav Maharaj leading the charge.
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The first Test of the series will be played at Centurion Park. The cricket pitch is expected to be spin-friendly, which could give India an advantage. However, South Africa has a strong spin attack, which could make things interesting. The second Test will be played at the Newlands, Cape Town.
In conclusion, the India vs South Africa Test series promises to be a closely contested affair. Both teams have strong batting and bowling lineups, and it will be interesting to see who comes out on top. The series is expected to be a treat for cricket fans around the world.