India face a tough assignment when they clash with South Africa, in their own backyard, starting with the ODI series on December 5.
While India are the reigning World Cup and ICC Champions Trophy winners, South Africa are the No. 1 team in the Test format and will be looking to continue their domination at home against the visitors.
India will be on a high having beaten West Indies in both the Test and ODI series at home, while South Africa lost at home to Pakistan 1-2 in the ODI series.
India will be aiming to win their first Test series in South Africa, having drawn the previous series played in that country in 2010-11.
The tour, which was controversially cut down from it's original lengthy schedule, will begin with the first One-Day International in Johannesburg on December 5, while the two-Test series will begin on December 18 at the same venue.
Check out the complete schedule:
|Dec 5||First ODI (D/N)||Johannesburg||1700 IST|
|Dec 8||Second ODI||Durban||1330 IST|
|Dec 11||Third ODI (D/N)||Centurion||1700 IST|
|Dec 14-15||Tour match vs SA Invitation XI||Benoni||1330 IST|
|Dec 18-22||First Test||Johannesburg||1400 IST|
|Dec 26-30||Second Test||Durban||1330 IST|