The third and final T20I between India and South Africa takes place at the Newland in Cape Town.
To dominate the world cricket for any side it is important to do well on an overseas tour. After the successful home season, India will begin the new year with a tour of South Africa. The Virat Kohli-led side will be in the rainbow nation for three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is.
India has never won a Test series in South Africa and that will be Kohli-led side’s prime target when they land in the country. Out of six Test series since 1992/93, India have lost five and drawn one series.
India has traditionally struggled in South Africa. Out of 17 Test matches, India have emerged victorious only twice. They have lost eight and have been involved in seven draws.
India has named a strong bowling unit for South Africa Tests. Pacer Jasprit Bumrah after his impressive performances in limited-overs has earned a place in game’s longest format. Apart from him the team features four frontline bowlers and a pace bowling all-rounder in Hardik Pandya.
Meanwhile, the series the three-match Test series between these two teams has been named as “Freedom Series.”
After the Test series, the ODI series starts on February 01 and ends on February 16. India’s tour South Africa culminates with three T20Is from February 18-24.