The Indian team will face South Africa in a much-anticipated 3-match Test series, which will begin on December 26th, 2021, at the SuperSport Park in Centurion. Here is the Reason Why CSA Postpones Domestic Fixtures.
And now, before India’s tour, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has stated that all domestic fifth-round fixtures in Division 1 & 2 have been postponed as a precautionary step regarding Covid-19. According to the announcement, with a new variant of Covid-19 widespread throughout the country, the tournament is being held outside the bio bubble surrounding.
“The decision to defer the fifth round of matches, which were scheduled to take place between December 16-19 (Division Two) and December 19-22 (Division One), was taken as a safeguarding measure in light of the competition being held outside of a bio-secure environment and amid the latest wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Cricket South Africa (CSA) in a statement.
India have never won a series in SA and this is their best chance: Harbhajan
Former Indian bowling ace Harbhajan Singh believes that the current tour gives India a big opportunity to succeed in South Africa. Harbhajan believes South Africa’s batting is poor, noting that the team is not as formidable as it once was.
“I believe this is India’s golden opportunity to win their first Test series in South Africa. If we look at their team, it is not as strong as it used to be. Even in the last tour, players like AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis… those guys never allowed India to win there. Although India has played well there, they have never won a series and this is their best chance because their batting isn’t great,” said Harbhajan Singh.