A 3-match Test series will be played between Australia and South Africa.
After the Test series, Australia and South Africa will play a 3-match ODI series.
New Delhi. Australian cricket was rocked by the ‘Sandpapergate’ scandal in 2018 and after that tour, the team is now again ready for the Test series against South Africa, in which it has also become a point of discussion. Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten century against South Africa in Cape Town in 2018 in which Australian fielder Cameron Bancroft was seen on TV cameras rubbing the ball with sandpaper tucked into his pants. His contribution with the bat in that match could not be discussed due to the ball tampering scandal.
Dean Elgar will lead South Africa in the first Test at Gabba on Saturday (December 17). Talking about that series in 2018, Elgar said that he expected the three-match series in Australia to be played in good spirit. Elgar said, “There will be no doubt that there will be some such aggressive moments, but I hope that they do not reach the stage like we experienced in 2018.” He said, “Whatever happened in the past, has happened.”
Prior to the ball-tampering episode, senior South African players had been accused of ball-tampering and had received reprimands or suspensions from the match. The response by the sports administration in Australia was strong, with all three players being banned. Bancroft was banned for nine months, while then-captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were banned by Cricket Australia for 12 months. Smith and Warner are back in the Australian line-up, now led by Pat Cummins.
Where will the Australia vs South Africa 1st Test be played?
Australia vs South Africa 1st Test will be held in Australia on 17 December, Saturday.
When does the Australia vs South Africa Test 1st Test match start?
Australia vs South Africa Test 1st Test match will be played between 17th December – 21st December.
What is the venue of Australia vs South Africa 1st Test match?
Australia vs South Africa Test 1st Test match will be played at Gabba, Brisbane, Australia.
What time does Australia vs South Africa 1st Test match start in India?
Australia vs South Africa first test match will start at 5:50 am Indian time.
On which channels to watch Australia vs South Africa 1st Test live in India?
Australia vs South Africa 1st Test can be seen on TV in India on Sony Sports Network channels.
On which app and online stream to watch Australia vs South Africa 1st Test in India?
The live streaming of the Australia vs South Africa 1st Test in India will also be done on the Sony LIV app and website.
Both the teams are as follows:
Australia : David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (c), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Scott Boland.
South Africa : Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma, Gerald Coetzee, Theunis de Bruyn, Sarel Irvie, Simon Harmer, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Norkia, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Vereyne, Liz Williams, Khaya Jondo .
FIRST PUBLISHED : December 16, 2022, 23:32 IST