Fans can watch India vs. South Africa cricket live online and see India in is post-Sachin Tendulkar era.
The two teams are set to play three ODIs and two Tests. During the South African trip India will also play a two-day practice match and the South Africa Invitational XI starting December 14 at Benoni.
The first ODI will take place Thursday at 11:30 GMT.
The Indian cricket team has been through a rigorous training session leading up to the trip, with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni promising some “good and exciting cricket” during the month-long tour.
The tour of South Africa marks a new era for cricket in India, which for the first time in more than two decades will be without Sachin Tendulkar. He played his last match in November, facing West Indies in a match in Mumbai.
India could be at an advantage, at least in the first ODI. South Africa struggled in its recent ODI series against Pakistan, while India has excelled in the shorter format.
“If you love the ball coming on to the bat, that’s what you will see,” Dhoni told reporters on arrival.
Dhoni said he expects the India vs. South Africa cricket matches to be very spirited.
“The relationship between the Indian and South African teams has been good,” he said. Though we’ve seen a bit of chirping going around, it makes cricket interesting. The guys have not become too personal, which means we will have a good series.
“Whenever we have come here, we’ve got fantastic reception. I don’t think that will really change.”
Fans who watch the India vs. South Africa cricket match online will get a chance to see if India can overcome its historic difficulties in South Africa when it comes to Test series. India has not won a Test series in South Africa, but did draw the last series 1-1 in 2010-11.
The India vs. South Africa cricket matches have generated a bit of controversy for the scheduling. Graeme Smith, South Africa’s Test captain, has called for an end to two-Test series and playing more in the longest format.