After a thrilling ODI Series, India and South Africa will now take to the longer form of the game when the two sides head to Mohali for the first of a four test series.
South Africa are currently the number one test side in the world, and have a wonderful record against India. But as history shows, India are near unbeatable at home due to their tricky pitches, and you need not miss a moment when streaming it live or watching match replays at a later time.
India vs South Africa Test Series Preview
These two sides first played a Test Match against one another in 1992, and since then, they have played on 29 occasions, with South Africa winning 13 times compared to India’s seven, with nine draws included.
The last time these nations played in a Test Series was December 2013. The Series involved two Tests in South Africa, with the first resulting in a draw before the Proteas smashed in the Indians in front of their home fans in Durban, winning by 10 wickets after a remarkable first innings total of 500, led by a brilliant century from Jacques Kallis.
Fast forward to 2015 where South Africa enters off a thrilling 3-2 ODI Series win, but this will be the Proteas first-ever four match Test on Indian soil, so look for the home side to relish in that advantage, making this must see Cricket TV.
First Test Live TV Time
When: Thursday Nov 5 – Monday Nov 9
Where: Mohali, India
Live TV: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Sydney time
Replays of India v South Africa available exclusively on Fox Sports 2 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am and 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm the next day (Sydney time).
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Upcoming Test Fixtures
Second test Nov. 14-18 (3:00 pm ADT) Bengaluru
Third test Nov. 25-29 (0400 GMT) Nagpur
Fourth test Dec. 3-7 (0400 GMT) Delhi
India Test Cricket Preview
This will be the first time India has played a Test Match at home since 2011. And ironically, apart from a 2014 win at Lords against England, that was the last time they won a longer version game. They have drawn their last three matches, and previous to that, they lost five on the bounce. But at home, they are very good, winning seven of their last ten along with a draw. They have slid down to number five in the Test Rankings, so this is a great chance to get back up to where they really should be, but don’t look for the 2015 India v S. Africa Series Free to Air in Australia.
Proteas Test Cricket Preview
After falling short in the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the South Africa Proteas are the number one Test side in the world. They haven’t lost a Test Match since March 2014, having either won or drawn during their eight matches. They have a tidy record when playing Tests in India, winning five of 12 matches. This Series will rely heavily on how much damage A B De Villiers does with the bat. He is the best batsman in the world by some distance, and that was clearly evident in the Proteas ODI Series win, especially game five when De Villiers scored a brilliant 119 of 98 balls.