Team India, led by Virat Kohli, is going to play a three-match T20 series against South Africa, which will start from September 15. Team India (Indian cricket team) is looking stronger than South Africa at the moment and it will also benefit to play on their own land, but in between all these things there is a very disheartening truth for the Indian team.
Team India has not yet managed to win a single T20 match against South Africa on their soil, that is, the Indian team is still looking for the first T20 win against Proteas on their soil.
India has played a total of three T20 internationals against South Africa on their soil so far. The amazing thing is that Team India has not won any of these matches. That is, India is still looking for the first victory in its shortest format of cricket against the Proteas. India played a three-match T20 series against South Africa in 2015 on their soil.
The result of that series was in favor of South Africa. The three-match series was won by the visiting team 2–0. The third match was not played due to rain. The first match of that series was played at Dharamsala where India lost by 7 wickets. At the same time, the second match was played in Cuttack, in which also Proteas won and India lost this match by 6 wickets.
For the second time after 2015, the Indian team is going to play a three-match T20 series against the Proteas, first match will be played in Dharamshala. In this match, Team India would like to register their first win on this earth against this team.
Talking about the T20 matches played between the two countries so far, the Indian team has a big edge in it. A total of 14 matches have been played between these two countries so far in which Team India has won 8 matches while South Africa has won 5 matches. One ended in no result.
The first T20 match between the two countries was played on 1 December 2006 in Johannesburg in which the Indian team won. A total of 14 matches have been played between these two countries since then. The Indian team has played mostly T20 matches outside India. Only three matches have been played between the two countries in India.
The last T20 match between the two countries was played in Cape Town on 24 February 2018 where Team India won by 7 runs.