Ahead of the quest for historic Test success, Jacques Kallis's warning for Rohit Sharma and Co.

India is gearing up for its upcoming tour of South Africa. The tour will start on Sunday with a three-match T20I series, followed by an ODI series of as many matches. It then ends with a two-match test series. The Tests will be India's first since they faced the West Indies away from home earlier this year.
India played two close series the last two times they toured South Africa in red-ball cricket, losing both 2-1. However, a number of their key players are in far better form than they were in the last series, and a few former players have said that this could be India's best chance to gun for a first-ever Test series win in South Africa. Legendary Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has warned that South Africa remains a very difficult team to beat at home.
Kallis said, "This is a good Indian team, but South Africa is tough to beat in South Africa. Centurion will probably suit South Africa, and Newlands will probably suit India. It will be a good series, and it will come down to one or two sessions that one team might play better than the other. It would be a closely fought contest.”
The first test will start on Boxing Day in Centurion, after which the second test is scheduled to start on January 3 in Cape Town.


Dec 7, 2023 6:32 AM