India vs South Africa 2018 Test Series - Who is going to win this one?

India vs South Africa 2018 Test Series - Clash of Titans

Who is going to win the India vs South Africa 2018 cricket series? Well, yes South Africa has an upper hand. They have a successful history in their own backyard against the Indian sub-continent teams and of course the home advantage. But Kohli's men would certainly be in no mood to give away things easily. Infact, there is a high probability that we may see some major upsets out there.

India completes a long home season, now ready to face a daunting task down there in South Africa. You won't find a cricket fan who doesn't admire the quality of cricket that South Africa plays. Right from the Hansie Cronje days to AB de Villiers era, South Africa has always been amongst the top three teams, especially in test and ODI cricket. None of the Indian sub-continent teams have managed to win a test series in South Africa. 


Have seen all the Indian tours to South Africa. Even though the earlier touring teams had the likes of Tendulkar, Ganguly, Dravid, Azharuddin, Laxman, Dhoni, etc; somehow this team looks more balance. Indian team always toured with a good batting line up but somehow they failed to put a good show in bowling. This time that's not the case. Likes of Ashwin, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Bumrah, Shami, Ishant, etc would love the conditions out there and extract as much as possible to succeed. Apart from a fair balance, this team is highly fearless and possesses a well controlled aggression. 

This series truly deserves to be called 'Clash of Titans'.

India vs South Africa 2018 Live Streaming


Have seen a lot of questions on social media similar to this one. Where can I watch live streaming and telecast of India vs South Africa 2018 cricket series? Sony Pictures Sports Network has bagged the rights to broadcast this series in India. Cricket fans can watch live streaming and telecast on SonyLiv app, Sonyliv.com and Sony Ten 1 and 3 HD channels respectively. Not to forget, live telecast on TV will also be available with Hindi commentary.

India vs South Africa 2018 Test Series Schedule

1st Test Match starts from 5th January 2018 at Durban
2nd Test Match starts from 13th January 2018 at Centurion
3rd Test Match starts from 24th January 2018 at Johannesburg

Squads

South Africa:- Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn

India:- Virat Kohli (captain), Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Parthiv Patel, Jasprit Bumrah

Head to Head Stats

Total Matches played: 33
India won: 10
South Africa won: 13
Draw: 10

Total Matches played in South Africa: 17
India won: 2
South Africa won: 8
Draw: 7

The stats pretty much favour South Africa in their own backyard. India would certainly have to pull up their socks and prove their mettle.

Highlights

Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers ability to turn tables on the opposition would be worth a watch. 

Virat Kohli and his team would chase history as they would strive hard to register India's first ever test series win in South Africa.

Ashwin and Maharaj would be the eye catching spinners this series.

Cheteshwar Pujara and Hashim Amla would be great examples of solid defence in this test series.

While South African quickies like Steyn, Rabada and Rabada could prove lethal; even Indian pace battery has a lot of variety that could prove troublesome to the South Africa batsmen.

KL Rahul and Murali Vijay can be hidden gems. They are solid when it comes to test cricket. If they succeed in playing out the initial phase of pace battery, they are well set for a big one.

While South Africa has an upper hand in this series, we certainly know Virat Kohli and his team is not going to make South Africa's job that easy. You never know, this could be a historic tour for team India. Catch all the exciting cricket action live on SonyLiv and Sony Ten HD channels.

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