Winning an away series will be special for any cricket team. Home series victories are quite normal because teams know their home conditions well. But beating the opponents in their own backyard will always be a treat. Now, Team India is in quest of its first Test series victory on the land of South Africa. We have been waiting for 29 years to see India win a Test series in South Africa.
India has been touring South Africa since 1992. Until now, Team India played seven Test series in South Africa and didn’t win even a single series off them. Only once, we have managed to draw the title. Of late, India has been showing a good performance overseas and is winning away series quite easily. Recently, we have seen India beating Australia in their backyard and performing on par with England on their homeland. It has to be seen if they put on the same show in South Africa as well.
Meanwhile, the series’ official broadcaster Star Sports released a special promo to cheer up India fans. Captioned #FirstKaThirst, this promo showcases that India had beaten England, Pakistan and Australia in their own home ground in the past. Then the promo questions if India can repeat the feat in South Africa this time. The clip ends with the motto, ‘Believe in Blue’.
India will play three Tests and three ODIs in its upcoming series against South Africa. The first test will start on December 26, followed by the second Test from January 3 and the third Test from January 11.