IND vs SA Test Series: Rohit Sharma’s Test Record Against South Africa

The Indian cricket team, coming off their victorious ODI series in South Africa, prepare themselves for a crucial two-match Test series against the hosts, starting with a Boxing Day Test in Centurion. The pursuit for their first Test series triumph in South Africa kicks off on December 26 at SuperSport Park, followed by the second Test at Newlands from January 3. Under Rohit Sharma’s leadership, India aim to etch their place in history and further solidify their standing as the top-ranked team in the World Test Championship 2023-25 Points table.

Since the 1992-93 season, the Indian cricket team has been touring South Africa, yet they have not been able to secure a Test series victory on those visits.

Despite missing the opportunity to join the elite ranks of Indian captains winning the ODI World Cup, Rohit Sharma has a chance to create his legacy in South Africa. In the past three decades, spanning eight tours, six different captains have led India without securing a series victory. With a track record of only four wins in 23 Tests, India’s history in the Rainbow Nation is rather subdued.

However, Rohit Sharma’s personal form will play a pivotal role in India’s quest for a Test series win in South Africa. Although he has exhibited consistency in the longest format over the last year and a half, his performances in South Africa have been less promising.

Rohit Sharma’s Test Record in South Africa

Across four matches in South Africa, he has aggregated 123 runs at an average of 15.37. His goal in this series will be to enhance this record.

Matches: 4
Runs: 123
Average: 15.37
Highest Score (HS): 47
Centuries (100s): 0
Half-centuries (50s): 0

Rohit Sharma’s Test Record vs South Africa

In nine Tests, Rohit has amassed 678 runs at an average of 42.37, including three centuries, with a top score of 212.

Matches: 9
Runs: 678
Average: 42.37
Highest Score (HS): 212
Centuries (100s): 3
Half-centuries (50s): 0

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