India to host South Africa in one-off Test during all-format tour

India will host South Africa in a Test match in Chennai from June 28 to July 1. The ODIs will be played in Bengaluru from June 16

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As reported earlier, India will be hosting South Africa in a Women's Test during the upcoming series that's scheduled to be played from June 16 to July 9. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the schedule for the all-format series on Tuesday (May 14). Apart from the Test, the teams will feature in three ODIs and three T20Is.

The series will commence with a warmup One-Day game, where South Africa will face the Board President’s XI at the M Chinnaswamy Staidum in Bengaluru on June 13. The three-match ODI series will then get underway at the same venue on June 16. All the three ODIs will begin at 1:30pm IST and will be a part of the ICC Women’s Championship 2022-25 cycle. 

The action will then move to Chennai, with the one-off Test taking place at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium from June 28 to July 1. India’s previous home Tests against England and Australia in December 2023 ended in their favour. The last time India and South Africa faced each other in red-ball cricket was back in November 2014 in Mysore where the hosts handed the Rainbow Nation an innings defeat. India's current skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was the wrecker-in-chief with nine wickets to her name in the match.

The four-day Test will be followed by the three-match T20I series which will commence on July 5. The limited-over fixtures will also be hosted by Chennai.

India’s recent outing in Bangladesh was a success as they whitewashed the hosts in a 5-0 T20I series win. Meanwhile, India’s previous encounter against South Africa was just ahead of the T20 World Cup 2023 where the Proteas emerged victorious by beating India in the Tri-series final.

publive-imageOn the other hand, South Africa will be coming from a T20I series defeat against Sri Lanka and a drawn ODI series where Chamari Athapaththu led side chased down a record target in the last ODI.

It will be a busy season for India as the South Africa series will be followed by the 2024 Women’s T20 Asia Cup in Sri Lanka which begins on July 19. India will then travel back to Bangladesh for the 2024 Women’s T20 World Cup which gets underway on October 3.


One Day Warmup SA vs BP XI, Bengaluru, June 13

1st ODI, Bengaluru, June 16

2nd ODI, Bengaluru, June 19

3rd ODI, Bengaluru, June 23

Test, Chennai, June 28 - July 1

1st T20I, Chennai, July 5

2nd T20I, Chennai, July 7

3rd T20, Chennai, July 9