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Indian Team T20 history in South Africa

By Vipin - December 7, 2023 - Last updated on Dec 07, 2023 03:09 PM
Indian Team T20 history in South Africa

Team India has left for South Africa tour. In the tour starting from December 10, the team will play a series of 3 T20, 3 ODI and 2 Test. The Indian team's T-20 record on the grounds of South Africa has been excellent. The team has won 62 percent of the matches there. That means the team is winning every second match on African pitches. Not only this, the Indian team has also won the only T-20 World Cup in South Africa.

This time the T-20 series matches will be played on 10, 12 and 14 December. After that, ODI matches will be held on 17, 19 and 21 December. Then the test series will start from 26th December.

Why poor performance in Test-ODI, but excellent performance in T-20

India's Test and ODI record on African soil has been poor. The team has not been able to win any Test series there so far, whereas it has been able to win only one out of 8 series in ODI. At the same time, the team has won 3 out of 4 T-20 series there.

The Indian team also won its first and last T-20 World Cup in South Africa. In 2007, the Indian team defeated Pakistan by 5 runs in the final played in Johannesburg.

Less multi match series, more one match series


Multi-match series between India and South Africa on African pitches has reduced. The team has played 4 T-20 series there, in only one of which 3 matches were played, while in the remaining 3 series, one match each was played, winning which the Indian team won the series.

The hosts fielded an average team after winning the Test-ODI series

Whenever the Indian team toured South Africa, it has lost in the longer format, hence the hosts have fielded a mediocre team in T20, in which the youngsters got a chance. Team India benefited from this in T-20.

IPL got benefit, 2009 season took place in Africa


Indian Premier League started in India after winning the T-20 World Cup in 2007. Due to this, our players grew rapidly in the T-20 format game. The Indian team also got the benefit of the 2009 IPL season, because all the matches of that season were played in South Africa. In such a situation, Indian players got a chance to understand the pitches there in T-20 format. Then the command of the Indian team was in the hands of MS Dhoni.

India wins 71% of T20 matches at home against SA

Indian team's performance in South Africa

Format MatchWinLossTieNo Results
Test 234120/70
One Day 3710250/02
T20 7520/00

India's performance against South Africa at home is also excellent in T20. In statistics, India has won 4 out of 23 Tests, 10 out of 37 ODIs and 5 out of 7 T20 matches against South Africa at home. The team has won 17.39 percent of Test, 27.02 percent of ODI and 71.42 percent of T-20 matches against the hosts there.

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