South Africa will play three Twenty20 Internationals, five ODIs and four Tests in India this year during a 72-day tour.
According to ESPN the tour, which is from September to December, is South Africa’s longest trip to India and features their first Twenty20 International and first four-Test series between the two teams in India.
It may also set the location for AB de Villiers’ 100th Test. de Villiers has played 98 tests so far.
Cricket South Africa’s Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has told ESPN it is the longest tour they’ve undertaken to Indian and will have many firsts.
“Both countries are now working to develop this into an icon series. Another first is that we will be playing our first T20 International match against India in India,” Lorgat said.
“Of note will be the second Test match to be played in Bangalore where the Castle Lager Proteas previously secured our only ever Test Series win over India in India in 2000.
“If all works out this will be AB de Villiers’ 100th Test match and it could not be a more appropriate venue as it has become AB’s second home through his involvement with the Royal Challengers Bangalore.”
The tour will begin with the three Twenty20 International matches. The first Twenty20 International will be played in Dharamsala on October 2, 2015.