The tour began on a perfect note with India whitewashing the Kiwis 5-0 in the T20I series. The Cricket lovers down under will be able to witness all the live action from India vs South Africa ODI series on Fox Sports app and on Kayo Sports streaming service. He forced his way back into the national team with his all-round performances at the DY Patil Corporate Cup, where he looked completely fit and ready to go. Hardik Pandya’s eagerly-awaited international comeback adds a lot of context to India’s three-match ODI campaign against South Africa starting Thursday where the hosts would be aiming to put the ‘New Zealand Nightmare’ behind them.
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Virat Kohli’s form in the tour of New Zealand has been patchy at best and the Indian skipper will need to jolt himself back to form if his team are to win the series. The batting line-up as a whole suffered during the tour with the likes of Shikar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya missing in action for the Men in Blue. DD National channel is the largest terrestrial network in the world covering about 92% population and 81% land area of the country. Mohammed Shami has been rested for the series after getting a blow on his shoulder in the second Test in New Zealand.
Ravindra Jadeja is expected to be the lone spinning option on a seamer-friendly Dharamsala track unless team management feels the urge to include Kuldeep Yadav in the team. South Africa, on the other hand, are coming into the tour brimming with confidence after whitewashing Australia in the three-ODI series.
However, with the final match of the Ranji Trophy going on simultaneously, expect the Hindi commentary on Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD or any other channel owned by the network. For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe to The Quint’s newsletter and get selected stories delivered to your inbox every day. India are playing South Africa in the first Test of the three-match Test series at Visakhapatnam.
The India vs South Africa 1st ODI match will be aired live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi commentary. K.L. Rahul and Shreyas Iyer were in great form in New Zealand and have solidified their place in the team.
They both will be a certainty while the series will present another opportunity for Rishabh Pant and Manish Pandey to keep themselves in the mix. India and South Africa have had contrasting fortunes in their most recent ODI series. While the Proteas watched live baseball swept Australia aside in the three-match ODI series at home – their first win in seven series across formats since the 2019 World Cup — India were beaten by the same margin in their three ODIs against the Kane Williamson-led Kiwi side.
While India have dominated over most of the teams in the ODIs at home, South Africa have turned out to be a difficult opponent for the Men in Blues in 50-over cricket. India will face a rejuvenated South Africa side for a three-match ODI series starting in Dharamshala from March 12 before the IPL begins. SuperSports will be pushing India vs South Africa live stream in South Africa. If you have a SuperSports subscription and stable internet connectivity, you can watch Ind vs South Africa live action on the go.
While India did not have a great start to their limited over campaign this year, after being inflicted a 0-3 whitewash by the Kiwis, the South Africans stunned a higher ranked Australian team 3-0 in their last ODI engagement. As far as the Hindi commentary is concerned, it generally gets broadcast on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports HD2.
Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen, who were rested for the ODIs against Australia, are part of South Africa’s touring party. Since quitting as captain, du Plessis has not had a good run and would like to do the course correction in his most preferred format. Skipper Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri has spoken openly about ODIs being least of priority in a World T20 year. But his men can ill-afford to lose another series against an inexperienced South African side which is buoyed after crushing Australia 3-0 in their own den. Especially having lost five international games on trot, the Indian skipper, enduring one of his rarest of rare bad patches in last six years will be keen to buck the trend.
India vs South Africa live telecast with Hindi commentary will be broadcasted on Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 1HD Hindi, and via National DD National broadcaster. While India will be captained by their seasoned captain Virat Kohli, South Africa will play their second ODI series under the captaincy of Quinton De Kock, who took over as the skipper of the ODI team post Faf Du Plessis stepping down.
The India vs South Africa first Test-Day 2 will be telecast live on the Star Sports Network. The match will be aired live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD in English commentary and Star Sports 3 and Star Sports 3 HD in Hindi commentary. We just lost a series in New Zealand and you all are aware of the reactions after that. Our aim is to win the series because if we don’t do well, an individual’s confidence also gets affected,” Bhuvneshwar said on the eve of the first ODI between India and South Africa here on Thursday. Hotstar will provide the live streaming for India vs South Africa 1st ODI.