Cricket South Africa has announced that the two-day warm-up game India were scheduled to play in South Africa has been cancelled.
Team India will now conduct training sessions on those days, which means Virat Kohli & Co. will head into the three-match Test series, to start from 5th January 2018 in Cape Town, without a single practice match.
“Please be advised that the two-day warm-up match for India at Eurolux Boland Park will no longer be taking place. India has opted for training sessions on those days,” CSA stated.
The South African board also announced changes made in the starting time for the day-night matches. Five of the six ODIs between South Africa and India have been given a half hour earlier start, with the first, third, fourth, fifth and sixth ODIs starting at 1 pm local time, and not 1:30 pm.
Updated India’s tour of South Africa 2018 schedule:
1st Test – January 5-9, PPC Newlands, Cape Town, 10:30 am
2nd Test – January 13-17, SuperSport Park, Centurion, 10 am
3rd Test – January 24-28, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg, 10 am
1st ODI – February 1, Sahara Stadium Kingsmead, Durban, 1 pm
2nd ODI – February 4, SuperSport Park, Centurion, 1 pm
3rd ODI – February 7, PPC Newlands, Cape Town, 10 am
4th ODI – February 10, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg, 1 pm
5th ODI – February 13, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, 1 pm
6th ODI – February 16, SuperSport Park, Centurion, 1 pm
1st T20I – February 18, Bidvest Wanderers, Johannesburg, 2:30 pm
2nd T20I – February 21, SuperSport Park, Centurion, 6 pm
3rd T20I – February 24, PPC Newlands, Cape Town, 6 pm
Note: All times local