The first Test between India vs South Africa will be played at Mohali on Nov 5-9, 2015.
Birthday boy Virat Kohli wins the toss and India will bat first.
The squads are as below:
India: Dhawan, Vijay, Pujara, Kohli, Rahane, Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Ashwin, Amit Mishra, VR Aaron, UT Yadav.
South Africa: D Elgar, HM Amla, AB de Villiers, S van Zyl, VD Philander, SR Harmer, DW Steyn, F du Plessis, DJ Vilas, K Rabada and Imran Tahir.
Viewers in the U.S can watch live on Willow TV. Ten Sports will telecast the match live in Pakistan and Super Sports in the African continent.
After losing both, the T20 series and the ODI series under the captainship of MS Dhoni, India would like to play well in this Test series.
The live broadcast of the Ind vs SA 1st Test can be watched on Star Sports TV Channel with Hindi and English commentary.
The live streaming online e can be watched at the official website of Star Sports here.
India lost just one Test series at home in 11 years. It would be interesting to see if the Virat Kohli led young Indian side without the solid Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar will be able to withstand the pace onslaught of the Proteas speedsters like Steyn, Morkel and company.
After the controversial pitch created for the 5th ODI, the curators at Mohali are expected to craft the pitch suitable for the Indian spinners.
The toss will play an important role in today’s game as both teams would like to clinch the initial advantage, like the early morning due.
India 201 all-out.
South Africa 28/2 (20.0 ov)
South Africa behind 173 runs with 8 wickets in hand.
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Follow the Ind vs SA 1st Test live scores here.
Virat Kohli, who is turning a year older today, is excited to play the Test as it is his first stint as captain of the Indian team at home.
He said on the eve of the game; “It will be an exciting and special moment for me tomorrow when I take the field in my first home game as captain.
“Secondly it’s my birthday as well, so it doubles up the excitement for tomorrow.”
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