India tour of South Africa 2021-22 Test Series – 1st Test

India tour of South Africa 2021-22 Test Series

South Africa vs India Test series 2021-22

Freedom Trophy 2019

1st Test / Boxing Day Test:

First Test of the 3 match series between South Africa and India is going to be played at the SuperSport Park, Centurion starting from December 26th 2021.

South Africa vs India History:

Overall:

Series:

This is going to be the fifteenth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series 7 times. Whereas the opponent won 4 times. 3 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 7 series in a span of 15 years, from 1992-93 to 2007-08, where South Africa won 5 times and India won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was 3 series from 1996-97 to 2004-05.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was 5 series from 2006-07 to 2015-16.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was a (1) series (4 times) in 1996-97, in 2004-05, in 2015-16 and in 2019-20.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 3 series from 2007-08 to 2013-14.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are LWLWD.

Matches:

The teams completed 39 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 15 times, whereas the opponent won 14 times with 10 draws. 

The teams played 8 consecutive tests without any draw from 2015 to present, in which South Africa won 2 times and India won 6 times.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was 3 matches from 2000 to 2001.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was 8 matches from 1996 to 2004.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was 4 matches from 2018 to present.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 4 matches (thrice) from 2001 to 2006, from 2015 to 2018 and from 2018 to 2019.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are LLLLW.

The Freedom Trophy:

Series:

This is going to be the fourth bilateral series between the teams, The host won the series once. Whereas the opponent won 2 times.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 3 series in a span of 6 years, from 2015-16 to present, where the South Africa team won once and India team won twice.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was a (1) series in 2017-18.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was a (1) series in 2017-18.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was a (1) series (twice) in 2015-16 and in 2019-20.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was a (1) series (twice) in 2015-16 and in 2019-20.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are LWL – -.

Matches:

The teams completed 10 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won a couple (2) of time, whereas the opponent won 7 times with a (1) draw. 

The teams played 8 consecutive tests without any draw from 2015 to present, in which South Africa won a couple (2) of time and India won 6 times.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2018.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was 4 matches from 2018 to present.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 4 matches (twice) from 2015 to 2018 and from 2018 to present.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are LLLLW.

Freedom Trophy 2019 Final test analysis

Proteas Backyard:

Series:

When touring South Africa by India, the teams met to play bilateral series 7 times, out of them, the host won the series 6 times and the visitors never won, yet. 1 series resulted in a draw.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 4 series in a span of 18 years, from 1992-93 to 2010-11, where South Africa won all 4 series, whereas India never won any.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was 4 series from 1992-93 to 2010-11.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was 7 series from 1992-93 to present.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 1 series in 2010-11.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are WWDWW.

Matches:

On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 20 times. Out of them, South Africa received victories 10 times and India won 3 times with 7 draws.

The teams played consecutive 5 tests without any draw from 2006 to 2011, in which South Africa won 3 games whereas India won 2 matches.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was 3 matches (twice) from 2006 to 2010 and from 2013 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was 9 matches from 1992 to 2006.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was a (1) match (thrice) in 2006, in 2010 and in 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 3 matches from 2010 to 2013.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are LWWWD.

The Freedom Trophy @ Proteas Backyard:

Series:

When touring South Africa by India, the teams met to play bilateral series just once, out of them, the host won the series and the visitors never won, yet.

The longest streak without a draw between the teams is 1 series in 2017-18, where South Africa won the series, whereas India is still searching for the first win.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was a (1) series in 2017-18.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was a (1) series in 2017-18.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 0 series, till date.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are W – – – -.

Matches:

On the soil of South Africa, the teams faced each other 3 times. Out of them, South Africa received victories 2 times and India won once.

The teams played consecutive 3 tests without any draw from 2018 to present, in which South Africa won 2 games whereas India won 1 match.

The consecutive winning streak for South Africa against India was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for South Africa against India was a couple (2) of matches from 2018 to 2018.

The consecutive winning streak for India against South Africa was a (1) match in 2018.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was a (1) match in 2018.

Last 5 (completed) series results of South Africa against India are LWW – -.

Points and Rankings:

The series is the comparison between the sixth rank (South Africa (88)) and first rank (India (124)) team. The host is 36 points behind the visitors.

The Home Team:

The team completed 445 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 169 times and lost 152 times. 124 outings were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 3, then the team will earn 15 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 2 points without any impact in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 13 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will earn 11 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will gain 2 points without any impact in the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will gain 6 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa are WWLLW.

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The Visiting Team:

The team completed 557 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 165 times and lost 171 times. 1 match resulted in a tie. 220 times, the plays were completed as a Draw.

If the team will win with a margin of 3, then the team will earn 2 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 11 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

If the team will win with a margin of 2, then the team will earn 4 points with a (1) position in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will neither gain nor lose either the points or the rankings.

If the team will win with a margin of 1, then the team will lose 2 points without any impact in the ranking. In case of a reverse result, the team will lose 8 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

In case of drawing the series, the team will lose 5 points with a (1) position in the ranking.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India are WDWLW.

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Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Centurion shows the weather would be a mixture of mostly sunny to thunderstorms, as thunderstorms would be expected on the second and last day and scattered thunderstorms on the first day, the weather would be mostly sunny on the third and fourth day of the game. No rain would be expected on the third and fourth days of the match, as the precipitation percentage would be below 25% on those two days and 60% to 98% on those three days. The temperature would be between 19 to 28 degree Celsius. The speed of wind would be between 20 to 24 kmph.

SuperSport Park, Centurion

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 10 times out of 26 games, and the selection didn’t favour the teams, as the teams won 4 times and lost 6 times.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to bat first, are LLWWW.

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None of the visiting teams ever won the match after choosing the bat first after winning the toss.

The home team never lost the match after choosing the bat first after winning the toss.

On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 6 times and lost 7 times with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, when the team chose to field first, are LLLLW.

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The teams never won the match after choosing to field first, since 2011.

The visiting teams received the defeat only, after choosing the field first since 2009.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 11 matches from 2010 to present.

The longest streak of a draw at the venue was a (1) match (thrice) in 1995, in 2005 and in 2009, all three times the opponent was England.

Overall, 10 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 13 times with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while winning the toss, are LLLWL.

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss 11 times in 26 games. The team won 9 times and lost just once with a (1) draw.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while winning the toss, are WWLWW.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue, while losing the toss, are WWWWW.

The home side never lost the outing after losing the toss since 2000.

The first batting team won the matches 11 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 12 times with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results at the venue, while the team bat first, are LWLWW.

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 249 in 2006, and the highest successful chase 249 in 2000.

The first innings lowest total was 136 in 2010, and the highest total was 604 runs in 2004. For the second inning, the lowest total was 119 runs (completed innings) in 2001, whereas the highest was 621 runs in 2020. For the third inning, the lowest total was 122 runs (completed innings) in 1998, whereas the highest was 459 runs in 2010. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 101 (completed innings) in 2016, whereas the highest was 268 runs in 2019.

The batting average of the first innings is 35.09 and 34.03 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 27.06, and 23.26 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 2 times at the venue. South Africa won both the times, whereas India is still searching for the first encounter.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against India at the venue are WW – – -.

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has an extraordinary record at the venue, as the team won 21 times out of 26 played games and lost just 2 times with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa at the venue are WWWWW.

The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has a horrendous record, as the team never won, yet and lost 2 outings out of 2.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are LL – – -.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

South Africa:

The home side would like to go with 3 pacers and a spinner combination, as the team has an (1) all-rounder with pace.

South Africa Eleven: D. Elgar, A. Markram, K. Petersen, R. van der Dussen, T. Bavuma, Q. de Kock, W. Mulder, K. Maharaj, K. Rabada, L. Ngidi, D. Olivier

India:

The team may go with 4 pacers, as the team has a (1) bowling all-rounders with spin.

India Eleven: KL. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, S. Iyer, R. Pant, R. Ashwin, S. Thakur, M. Shami, J. Bumrah, M. Siraj

*Notes: the result of the most recent match is at the left.

*Notes: D means draw in “last five series results”.

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