Your complete guide to India-South Africa cricket series 2015

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Bengaluru, Sep 29: South Africa commenced their 70-day long tour of India with a Twenty20 warm-up match against India A in Delhi today.

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The Proteas, who have different captains for each format, will play 3 Twenty20 Internationals, 5 One Day Internationals and 4 Tests against India.

The Test rubber has been named as Gandhi-Mandela series with the teams playing for the Freedom Trophy.


Here is your complete guide to the series

Current ICC Rankings (As on September 29)

Tests: South Africa - No. 1; India - No. 5

ODIs: India - No. 2; SA - No. 3

T20Is: India - No. 4; SA - No. 6


Top ranked players in the series (As on September 29)

Tests: AB de Villiers - No. 2; Virat Kohli - No. 11

ODIs: De Villiers - No. 1; Kohli - No. 3

T20Is: Kohli - No. 1; Faf du Plessis - No. 4


Statistics/records between India and SA

Tests

Most runs

India - Sachin Tendulkar 1,741 (25 matches) - 7 hundreds

SA - Jacques Kallis 1,734 (18) - 7 hundreds

Most wickets

Anil Kumble 84 (21 matches)

Dale Steyn 63 (12)

Overall - Tests played - 29 - SA won 13; India won 7; Draw 9


ODIs

Most runs

Tendulkar 2,001 (57) - 5 tons

Kallis 1,535 (37) - 2 tons

India's Test captain Virat Kohli (left) and Dhoni

Most wickets

Shaun Pollock 48 (33)

Kumble 46 (40)

Overall - ODIs played - 71 - SA won - 42; India won 26; No Result - 3


T20Is

Most runs

Suresh Raina 214 (7) - 1 ton

Kallis 140 (6) - Highest score - 53

Most wickets

Zaheer Khan 6 (3); R Ashwin 6 (4)

Johan Botha 4 (4)

Overall - T20Is played - 8 - India won - 6; SA won - 2

Note: This will be the first time India and SA will play a 3-match T20I series


Most appearances in India-SA matches

Tests - Tendulkar - 25 matches

ODIs - Tendulkar - 57

T20Is - MS Dhoni - 8


Most matches as captain in India-SA matches

Tests - Graeme Smith - 15 matches (Won 6, Lost 5, Draw 4); Dhoni - 8 (Won 3, Lost 3, Draw 2)

ODIs - Hansie Cronje - 24 (Won 17, Lost 6, 1 No Result); Mohammad Azharuddin - 17 (Won 6, Lost 11)

T20Is - Dhoni - 7 (Won 5, Lost 2); Smith - 4 (Won 1, Lost 3)

SA's Test captain Hashim Amla

Tour schedule (All times local - IST) - From September 29 to December 7

All matches LIVE on Star Sports network

Practice game and Twenty20 Internationals

September 29 (Thursday): T20 warm-up, New Delhi (Palam A Ground) - 11 AM

October 2 (Friday): 1st T20I, Dharamsala - 7 PM

October 5 (Monday): 2nd T20I, Cuttack - 7 PM

October 8 (Thursday): 3rd T20I, Kolkata - 7 PM


One Day Internationals

October 11 (Sunday): 1st ODI, Kanpur - 9.00 AM

October 14 (Wednesday): 2nd ODI, Indore - 1.30 PM

October 18 (Sunday): 3rd ODI, Rajkot - 1.30 PM

October 22 (Thursday): 4th ODI, Chennai - 1.30 PM

October 25 (Sunday): 5th ODI, Mumbai - 1.30 PM


Practice game and Tests (Gandhi-Mandela series - Freedom Trophy)

October 30-31 (Friday to Saturday): Tour game - South Africa Vs Board President's XI, Mumbai - Brabourne Stadium

November 5-9 (Thursday to Monday): 1st Test, Mohali - 9.30 AM

November 14-18 (Saturday to Wednesday): 2nd Test, Bengaluru - 9.30 AM

November 25-29 (Wednesday to Sunday): 3rd Test, Nagpur - 9.30 AM

December 3-7 (Thursday to Monday): 4th Test, New Delhi - 9.30 AM


Grounds for the tour

T20Is

1. Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium (Dharamsala)

2. Barabati Stadium (Cuttack)

3. Eden Gardens (Kolkata)


ODIs

4. Green Park (Kanpur)

5. Holkar Cricket Stadium (Indore)

6. Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium (Rajkot)

7. MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chennai)

8. Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai)


Tests

9. PCA Stadium (Mohali)

10. M Chinnaswamy Stadium (Bengaluru)

11. Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium (Nagpur)

12. Feroz Shah Kotla (Delhi)

SA's ODI skipper AB de Villiers

Squads

India

T20I: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Stuart Binny, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Harbhajan Singh, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Amit Mishra, S Aravind.

For first 3 ODIs: MS Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ajinkya Rahane, Stuart Binny, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Amit Mishra, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.


South Africa

Test: Hashim Amla (captain), AB de Villiers (vice-captain), Temba Bavuma, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Simon Harmer, Imran Tahir, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Stiaan van Zyl, Dane Vilas (wicketkeeper).

ODI: AB de Villiers (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Aaron Phangiso, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Dale Steyn.

T20I: Faf du Plessis (captain), Kyle Abbott, Hashim Amla, Farhaan Behardien, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Marchant de Lange, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Eddie Leie, David Miller, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Albie Morkel (named as a replacement for the injured David Wiese), Khaya Zondo.

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