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The visitors are unbeaten and the home team is badly looking for a big bounce back. Two biggest factors that can help India's cause would be change in format and change in captaincy. While Dhoni did his job well in ODI and T20, the killer instinct was missing. Some close matches went into the South African pockets. Indian fans would be eager to see some positive game plans from Virat Kohli when he leads team India in the Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela freedom series. Hashim Amla will lead South Africa in the test series. Live cricket streaming and telecast of this Paytm test series in India will be available exclusively on Star Sports network and HotStar mobile app.
The first test match will begin from 5th November at Mohali. The second test will be played at Bengaluru from 14th November. The third test kicks off at Nagpur from 25th November. The fourth and final test will be played at New Delhi from 3rd December.
Virat Kohli will lead India for the first time in a test series in India. And he begins this journey on his birthday. So it would be double happiness for him and he would surely like to make his debut test series a success for himself and the team.
The team did well when they toured to Sri Lanka. After losing the first test, Virat Kohli and his men bounced back to win the next two tests. Indian fans would expect a similar performance from the test team after seeing losses in T20 and ODI series.
Indian captains generally expect turning tracks in India. Spin comes into picture and hence captains love to have atleast two full time spinners in the playing XI. Let us see what Virat thinks. R Ashwin is fit to play right from the first test.
As far as the batting line up is concerned, Virat likes to go ahead with five bowlers and hence a short batting line up. He might have to chose one between the two - Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara. Shikhar Dhawan will open and Rahane has proved himself to be a regular part of the playing XI.
South Africa is riding high on the unbeaten streak from last few years. Similarly India has also lost just one test series at home in last 11 years. So this is going to be a tough one for both the teams. Enjoy the live action on Star Sports and HotStar.
The live streaming of Cricket All Stars T20 league 2015 will also be available on Star Sports and HotStar. The league includes three T20 matches between Warne's Warriors and Sachin's Blasters. The two icons will lead teams that would include players like Akram, Akhtar, Walsh, Ambrose, Ponting, Ganguly, Sangakkara, etc.