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IND vs SA: Tough and big test for Rohit Sharma and company, will they be able to achieve this feat for the first time?

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IND vs SA Test Series : Test team India captained by Rohit Sharma is currently in South Africa. Although the series will start from December 26, but all the players have already reached there and started their preparations. Along with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah is returning. However, Mohammed Shami is now out of this Test series. If we look at history, whenever the Indian team has toured South Africa especially for a Test series, it has faced a big test. This time too it is going to be similar. Although the team chosen by the BCCI selection committee looks quite strong, it is certain that this time too the series will not be easy. Meanwhile, before the Test series starts, you should know when the Test series has been played between the Indian team and South Africa and what has been its result.

Team India went to South Africa for the first time in 1992 for a Test series.

The Indian team toured South Africa for the first time for a Test series in the year 1992. Then, out of the four-match series, only one result was declared, which was won by the host team i.e. South Africa. In the year 1996, Team India again goes to South Africa and this time three test matches are played. This was the year when Team India succeeded in winning the Test match for the first time on South African soil. However, India captured the series by winning one out of three matches and South Africa won two Tests.

India vs South Africa Test Schedule

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India vs South Africa Test Schedule

There was no victory in the series even between 2001 and 2006.

In the year 2001, the Indian team again goes on a tour of South Africa. This time, South Africa won one match of the two-Test series and the second match was drawn. That means Team India could not even win the match leave alone the series in this series. In the year 2006, the Indian team again goes to South Africa. This time in the three-Test series, South Africa won two matches and Team India won one match. This time also the host team had won the series.

In the year 2010, Team India ended the test series on a draw.

In the year 2010 also, the Indian team played three test matches against South Africa on their own soil. This time both the teams won one match each and one match was drawn. That means this time the series ended in a draw. In the year 2013, there was a two test match series between India and South Africa. South Africa won one of these matches and the other one ended in a draw.

Team India For Test Series

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Team India For Test Series

Freedom Series is being played between India and South Africa since 2017.

From 2017, the Test series between India and South Africa was named Freedom Trophy. This time when the Indian team reached South Africa, out of the three-match series, South Africa won two matches and India lost one match. The last time a Test series took place between India and South Africa was in the year 2021. Three matches were played in this. South Africa won two of these matches and the Indian team managed to win one. But the dream of winning the series could not be fulfilled this time also.

Indian team will enter with the intention of winning the test series for the first time

If we look at it this way, the Indian team has visited South Africa several times since 1992. Won the matches too, but the dream of winning the series is still unfulfilled. The biggest success of the Indian team has been that the matches have been won there. Now it will be the responsibility of Rohit Sharma and his entire team to create history for the first time and defeat South Africa in a series on their own soil. It remains to be seen how the Indian team performs.

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