Series/tournament name: India vs South Africa Tests
Venue: Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam
Date: October 2-6, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. IST
South Africa return to India after a humiliating loss in 2015 when they lost 3-0. After a series win at home in 2018, the Proteas will hope to test India early in the series with the first Test set to be played at Vizag. The Indians are back at home for a series after their overseas assignments in 2018 and will play a series of five matches at home involving Bangladesh and West Indies aside from the South African tour in the offing.
Weather report: Rain is in the forecast on all five days and we could well see a curtailed game at Vizag.
Pitch report: The pitch is expected to be on the slower side although it isn't expected to be as quickly deteriorating as the pitches in the 2015 series.
Injuries and replacements:
Probable Playing XI:
Wicket-keeper: Wriddhiman Saha (8