You can watch the India vs. South Africa cricket first test live online and see how India responds to a thorough defeat in the first leg of its trip in South Africa.
The nations played a series of ODIs in the early part of the month, with South Africa maintaining its historic dominance over India on its home soil. The home nation won all three ODIs, all in convincing fashion.
For India, the cricket Test series against South Africa marks a chance to strike a new identity. Longtime cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar retired last month following a contest against West Indies, and even the South African side recognizes that India is now a team in flux. South African captain Graeme Smith said this series will be a test for the young Indian squad.
Fans who watch the India vs. South Africa cricket test live will see just how India responds. The team’s captain, MS Dhoni, agreed with Graeme Smith that this is an opportunity for India, and believes his team will rise to the occasion. For many Indian players — including Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma — this is the first action as part of the Test team.
Indian players and coaches have spoken of the need to pick up the team’s play after the lackluster ODI series.
Rohit Sharma noted:
“Of course we are here to compete, and not have fun and just look around in South Africa. From the day since we arrived here, we wanted to provide a point. We tried our best, but unfortunately it didn’t work out [in the ODI series]. There is one more game and a couple of Test matches after this. I am sure things will turn around.”
He added: “The Test series will be a different ball game.”
India and South Africa are playing a two-Test series starting at the Wanderers on December 18. The second test takes place in Durban beginning December 26.
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