Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday confirmed the updated schedule of the India tour of South Africa, starting from December 26. It consists of three Tests and three ODIs. IND vs SA schedule was updated due to Covid crisis in South Africa. As per the new schedule announced by CSA, team India will begin their campaign on the South Africa tour with a Boxing Day Test from December 26. The match will be played at Centurion’s SuperSport Park. The series, which was initially supposed to start from December 17, will now begin from December 26.
“It is a pleasure for Cricket South Africa (CSA) to confirm the updated schedule for the India men’s tour to South Africa. As announced over the weekend, the tour has been reduced from three series to two; the Betway Test and One-Day International series, taking place from December 26 to January 23 2022 across four venues, following successful engagement with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI),” CSA said.
India will also play three ODIs but the four-match T20I series will be rescheduled for later, as announced by BCCI earlier.
Paarl and Cape Town will host the three-match ODI series between South Africa and India in January 2022. Newlands will also host the third Test that will run from January 11 to January 15. The tour will kick off with the Boxing Day Test at Centurion and Johannesburg slated to stage the second Test from January 3 to January 7 as part of a updated tour.
Situation in South Africa
There had been doubts around the tour because of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 discovered in South Africa, which has coincided with a surge in cases and hospitalizations, especially in the province where India are scheduled to play the first two Tests. Netherlands had recently cut short their tour of three ODIs and flown home. Many countries, especially within the European Union, had imposed travel restrictions on southern Africa. By the way, India A squad that is touring South Africa has stayed back in the country for three four-day games in Bloemfontein.
IND vs SA updated schedule
|1st Test||December 26-30||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|2nd Test||January 3-7||Wanderers, Johannesburg|
|3rd Test||January 11-15||Newlands, Cape Town|
|1st ODI||January 19||Boland Park, Paarl|
|2nd ODI||January 21||Boland Park, Paarl|
|3rd ODI||January 23||Newlands, Cape Town|