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As cricket enthusiasts eagerly anticipate the clash between India and South Africa in the upcoming Test series, the excitement is palpable. Both teams bring their A-game to the forefront, each eyeing supremacy in the longest format of the sport. Let’s delve into the current form, key players, and match predictions for this highly anticipated series.

Current Test Form: India

India, currently perched atop the ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings with a rating of 118, is set to showcase their prowess in the red-ball format. Despite a loss in the ICC Men’s Test Championship Final against Australia, they bounced back with a resounding victory against West Indies in a 2-match series.

The return of stalwarts like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah adds a formidable edge to the Indian squad. While seasoned players are making a comeback, the inclusion of young talents like Abhimanyu Easwaran and KS Bharat brings excitement. The stage is set for a captivating showdown, with players looking to transition seamlessly from the white-ball to the red-ball format.

Players to Watch:

  1. Rohit Sharma: Fresh from his stellar performance in the World Cup, Sharma aims to extend his golden run into the Test arena.
  2. Jasprit Bumrah: Rested during the white-ball leg, Bumrah is geared up for the red-ball challenge, bringing his lethal pace to the forefront.

Current Test Form: South Africa

South Africa, occupying the fourth position in the ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings with a rating of 104, boasts a mix of experience and emerging talent. Their recent triumph against West Indies in a 2-match series reflected their competitive spirit. However, a setback against Australia in a 3-match Test series preceded their West Indies success.

This Test series holds special significance as it marks the retirement of Dean Elgar, adding an emotional layer to the battles on the field. The emergence of fast bowler Gerald Coetzee adds depth to South Africa’s bowling arsenal, and his raw pace could prove challenging for the Indian top order.

Players to Watch:

  1. Dean Elgar: Playing his final Test series before retirement, Elgar aims to make it a memorable swansong with his consistent form.
  2. Gerald Coetzee: A promising fast bowler, Coetzee’s raw pace poses a significant threat to the Indian batting lineup.



  • Rohit Sharma (c)
  • Jasprit Bumrah (vc)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • KS Bharat (wk)
  • Abhimanyu Easwaran
  • Shubman Gill
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • Yashasvi Jaiswal
  • Virat Kohli
  • Mukesh Kumar
  • Prasidh Krishna
  • KL Rahul (wk)
  • Mohammed Siraj
  • Shardul Thakur

South Africa:

  • Temba Bavuma (c)
  • David Bedingham
  • Nandre Burger
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Dean Elgar
  • Marco Jansen
  • Aiden Markram
  • Keshav Maharaj
  • Wiaan Mulder
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Keegan Petersen
  • Kagiso Rabada
  • Tristan Stubbs
  • Kyle Verreynne (wk)
  • Tony de Zorzi

Match Predictions:

PrePlay Predictions:

  • Toss Winner: South Africa
  • Match Winner: South Africa
  • Top Batter: Virat Kohli (India), Dean Elgar (South Africa)
  • Top Bowler: Jasprit Bumrah (India), Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)
  • Most Fours: Virat Kohli (India), Dean Elgar (South Africa)
  • Player of the Match: Gerald Coetzee (South Africa)
  • Team Scores Batting First: South Africa 250+, India 230+
  • Match Handicap: South Africa

Live Cricket Streaming: Fans can catch all the live action on Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar, with geo-restrictions applying to live cricket streaming.

As the cricketing world eagerly awaits this clash of titans, the India-South Africa Test series promises riveting battles, emotional farewells, and exceptional performances on the field. Buckle up for a roller-coaster ride of cricketing drama!