India is all set to tour South Africa to play three Test s and three ODIs. The hosts will be looking to start their season on a positive note. Newly-appointed captain Dean Elgar will lead the side for this home series against India. Left-hander will be looking to lead from the front and deliver big scores in this three-match T20I series.
Sisanda Magala, Sarel Erwee, Marco Jensen, Prenelan Subrayen, Ryan Rickelton and Glenton Stuurman are six uncapped players included in the Test squad for the series against India. Temba Bavuma will be looking to make an impact with the bat after missing the previous series in the Caribbean. Duanne Olivier, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi are premier pace options for South Africa.
On the other hand, India have announced their full-strength squad for the tour of South Africa. Jayant Yadav, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant and Priyank Panchal will make their first trip to South Africa. Opener Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the Test series due to a hamstring injury.
Here are most the important statistics and number related to South Africa vs India 2021 Test Series which are as follows:
3 victories for India out of 20 Test matches played against South Africa in South Africa. The previous series played in 2018 was won by South Africa by a margin of 2-1.
242 runs needed by Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara to complete 1,000 runs against South Africa in Test cricket. In 14 Tests played, Pujara has accumulated 758 runs at an average of 32.95 with one century and five half-centuries to his name,
252 runs needed by Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane to complete 1,000 runs against South Africa in Test cricket. In 10 Tests played, Rahane has accumulated 748 runs at an average of 57.53 with three centuries and three half-centuries to his name,
199 runs required by Indian captain Virat Kohli to complete 8,000 runs in Test cricket. In 97 Test matches played, Virat Kohli has accumulated 7,801 runs at an average of 50.65 with 27 centuries and 27 half-centuries to his name.
205 runs needed by Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane to complete 5,000 runs in the five-day format. In 79 Test matches, Rahane has scored 4,795 runs at an average of 39.30 with 12 centuries and 24 half-centuries to his name.
5 wickets needed by Indian pacer Mohammad Shami to complete 200 wickets in Test cricket. In 54 Test matches played for India, Shami has claimed 195 wickets at an average of 27.56 with five five-fors to his name.
3 wickets needed by South African pacer Anrich Nortje to complete 50 wickets in the five-day format. In 12 Tests played, Nortje has claimed 47 wickets at an average of 28.21 with three five-fors to his name.