India vs South Africa: Team India Opt For Training Session Instead Of Tour Game

Updated: 11 December 2017 23:16 IST

Cricket South Africa said that Virat Kohli-led India will not be playing the warm-up match at Eurolux Boland Park.

India vs South Africa: Team India Opt For Training Session Instead Of Tour Game
India have opted for training sessions instead of their tour game © AFP

The Indian cricket team have opted for a training session instead of a two-day tour game ahead of their three-match Test series against South Africa, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Monday. The CSA said that Virat Kohli-led India will not be playing the warm-up match at Eurolux Boland Park. "Please be advised that the two-day warm-up match for India at Eurolux Boland Park will no longer be taking place. India have opted for training sessions on those days," the CSA said in a release.

No official reason has been given for the cancellation of the warm-up game but the change in schedule would mean that India will head into the Test series -- starting January 5 next year in Cape Town -- without a practice match.

Meanwhile, in a first, young pacers Mohammed Siraj, Avesh Khan, Navdeep Saini and Basil Thampi will be travelling with the Indian team to South Africa as net bowlers, a top BCCI official told PTI.

The idea is to help the visiting batsmen prepare well for the South African fast bowlers.

The timings for the day-night ODI matches have been changed too. All the games have been advanced by half an hour.

(With PTI Inputs)

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Topics : India Cricket Team South Africa Cricket Team Cricket South Africa vs India 2018
Highlights
  • India cancel two-day tour game in South Africa
  • India opt for training session instead of warm-up match
  • Timings for the day-night ODI matches have been changed too
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