From Saturday (19th October) morning, the hosts India will play the third and final Test of the ongoing series against the visitors South Africa.
India have already secured this home Test series by leading it 2-0 with one to go. The hosts won the first Test at Visakhapatnam by 203 runs. Then they played the second Test of this series at Pune where dominant India won by an innings and 137 runs.
Ahead of the Ranchi Test, here we are introducing some crucial stats preview of this Test match.
Venue stats (JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi)
The forthcoming Test match between India and South Africa will be the second Test at JSCA International Stadium Complex (Ranchi). They hosted the first Test in March 2017 during the Test match between India and Australia, and it had a draw result.
India vs South Africa head-to-head Test records
|Stats||Total Tests||India Won||South Africa Won||Tied||Draw|
|In the last 10 matches||10||6||3||0||1|
|At JSCA International Stadium Complex (Ranchi)||–||–||–||–||–|
Forms in last 10 Tests
Virat Kohli (India)
i) Indian captain Virat Kohli (4,956 runs) is 44 runs away to complete his 5,000 runs as a Test captain. He will become the first Indian Test captain and sixth overall Test captain to score 5,000 or more runs. Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting is holding the record of fastest 5,000 runs as a Test captain which he achieved in 97 Test innings. While Kohli has played only 83 Test innings, he has the great chance to break this special record.
ii) Virat Kohli has taken 47 catches as a Test captain. As a non-wicketkeeper Indian Test captain, Mohammad Azharuddin is leading the table of most catches with 50. The present Indian captain Kohli is just three catches away from Azharuddin’s record.
Ajinkya Rahane (India)
i) Indian Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane has scored 3,860 runs in Test career. The right-handed batsman is 140 runs behind to complete his 4,000 Test runs.
Rohit Sharma (India)
i) Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma has scored 1,902 runs in Test career. He is 98 runs away from the 2,000 Test runs.
Ravindra Jadeja (India)
i) Indian left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (246 wickets) is four wickets away to complete his 250 international wickets at home. He will be the fifth Indian bowler, fourth Indian spinner and first Indian left-arm bowler to take 250 international wickets at home.
Wriddhiman Saha (India)
i) Indian wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has taken 99 international catches as a wicketkeeper. One more international catch as a wicketkeeper will help him to become the fifth Indian wicketkeeper to claim 100 or more international catches.
ii) Wriddhiman Saha has managed 92 Test dismissals as a wicketkeeper. He is eight dismissals away to become India’s fifth wicketkeeper to involve in 100 Test dismissals.
Faf du Plessis (South Africa)
i) South African captain Faf du Plessis (4,945 runs) is 55 runs away from 5,000 international runs as a Proteas captain. He will be the fourth South African captain to score 5,000 international runs.