India tour of South Africa 2021-22 Test Series – 2nd Test

South Africa vs India Test series 2021-22

2nd Test:

Second Test of the 3 match series between South Africa and India is going to be played at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg starting from January 3rd 2022.

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

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 40 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won 15 times, whereas the opponent also won 15 times with 10 draws. 

The teams played 9 consecutive tests without any draw from 2015 to present, in which South Africa won 2 times and India won 7 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 5 matches from 2018 to present.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 5 matches from 2018 to present.

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

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 11 meetings in the longest format of cricket, till date. The host won a couple (2) of time, whereas the opponent won 8 times with a (1) draw. 

The teams played 9 consecutive tests without any draw from 2015 to present, in which South Africa won a couple (2) of time and India won 7 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 5 matches from 2018 to present.

The longest undefeated streak for India against South Africa was 5 matches from 2018 to present.

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

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 21 times. Out of them, South Africa received victories 10 times and India won 4 times with 7 draws.

The teams played consecutive 5 tests without any draw from 2006 to 2011 and from 2013 to present (twice), in which South Africa won 3 games whereas India won 2 matches, both the times.

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 couple (2) of matches from 2018 to present.

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 LLWWW.

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 4 times. Out of them, South Africa received victories 2 times and India won twice, as well.

The teams played consecutive 4 tests without any draw from 2018 to present, in which South Africa won 2 games whereas India won 2 matches, too.

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 couple (2) of matches from 2018 to present.

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

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

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 446 games in the format. Out of them, the team won 169 times and lost 153 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 LWWLL.

The Visiting Team:

The team completed 558 matches in the format. Out of them, the team won 166 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 WWDWL.

Venue Weather:

Weather forecast of Johannesburg shows the weather would be a mixture of mostly sunny to scattered thunderstorms to thunderstorms, as thunderstorms would be expected on the first and the last day, though the thunderstorms would be expected to develop in the afternoon on the first day. Scattered thunderstorms would be expected on the second and fourth day, the weather would be mostly sunny on the third. No rain would be expected on the third day of the match, as the precipitation percentage would be below 25%, it would be between 40% to 68% on those four days. The temperature would be between 23 to 28 degree Celsius. The speed of wind would be between 14 to 20 kmph.

The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Toss and Pitch:

Teams preferred to bat first after winning the toss, which happened 36 times out of 42 games, and the selection favoured the teams, as the teams won 20 times and lost 9 times with 7 draws.

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

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On the other hand, the teams who chose to field first, the team won 2 times and never lost, till date, with 3 draws.

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

None of the teams chose to field after winning the toss since 2006.

The visiting teams never chose to field first since 1998.

None of the visiting teams ever won the match after choosing to field first.

The longest streak without a draw at the venue was 12 matches from 2000 to 2013.

The longest streak of a draw at the venue was a couple (2) of matches (twice) from 1964 to 1966 and from 1995 to 1997.

Overall, 22 times the teams won the toss, won the matches and lost 9 times with 11 draws.

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

Particularly, for South Africa, the team won the toss 21 times in 42 games. The team won 13 times and lost 4 times with 4 draws.

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

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

The home side never won the match after losing the toss and sending in to bat.

The first batting team won the matches 20 times. Whereas, the teams, who batted second, won the matches 11 times with 11 draws.

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

Scores:

The lowest defended total was 204 in 1956, and the highest successful chase 310 in 2011.

The first innings lowest total was 119 in 2006, and the highest total was 652 runs in 2002. For the second inning, the lowest total was 49 runs in 2013, whereas the highest was 628 runs in 1997. For the third inning, the lowest total was 83 runs (completed innings) in 2016, whereas the highest was 620 runs in 1966. And for the fourth inning, the lowest total was 72 (completed innings) in 1956, whereas the highest was 450 runs in 2013.

The batting average of the first innings is 32.60 and 28.34 is for the second innings. The batting average of the third innings is 29.40, and 27.01 is for the fourth innings.

Test History Between the Teams at the Venue:

Both the teams faced each other 5 times at the venue. South Africa is still searching for the first encounter, whereas India won twice with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of South Africa against India at the venue are LDLDD

Teams’ Test History at Venue:

The Home Team:

The home side has an above average record at the venue, as the team won 18 times out of 42 played games and lost 13 times with 11 draws.

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

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The Visiting Team:

The visiting team has an extraordinary record, as the team won twice and never lost any outings with 3 draws.

Last 5 (completed) match results of India at the venue are WDWDD.

Tentative XI for both the Teams:

South Africa:

The home side would like to go with K. Verreynne in place of retired Q. de Kock (in test cricket) and D. Olivier in place of W. Mulder.

South Africa Eleven: D. Elgar, A. Markram, K. Petersen, R. van der Dussen, T. Bavuma, K. Verreynne, M. Jansen, K. Rabada, K. Maharaj, D. Olivier, L. Ngidi

India:

The team may go with a winning combination.

India Eleven: KL. Rahul, M. Agarwal, C. Pujara, V. Kohli, A. Rahane, 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”.