India vs South Africa series live streaming, channels: How to watch the ODI matches free online and on TV

It’s the start of a new era. Indian Cricket Team will take guard in three-match ODI series against South Africa under a new leader KL Rahul (Rohit Sharma has been ruled out due to injury). Virat Kohli won’t be the captain of the limited-overs side for the first time since 2017. The second ODI match between India and South Africa is scheduled to be played today at Boland Park in Paari, South Africa. It’s the same venue where the first ODI was played in which India lost while chasing. The 2nd ODI match will kickstart at 02:00 pm (IST). If you are wondering how to watch India vs South Africa 1st ODI match live in India, here’s a quick guide.

India vs South Africa live streaming

Star Sports and its digital arm Disney+ Hotstar hold the exclusive rights to broadcast and live streaming all matches of India tour of South Africa 2021/22. 

How to watch India vs South Africa ODI match online in India

As usual, Hotstar holds the exclusive live streaming rights for the ODI series. Cricket fans can watch the matches on the Disney Plus Hotstar or the website. However, they will need a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription. Below are the subscription plans of the service:

  • Rs 499 – Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile
  • Rs 899 – Disney Plus Hotstar Super
  • Rs 299/ Rs 1,499 – Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile

The Mobile subscription plan is enough to stream India vs South Africa matches online, but will be limited to a smartphone or tablet, and on one device at a time. For those wanting to stream the matches on TV or cast from your phone, they will need to opt for a higher-priced plan.

How to watch India vs South Africa ODI on TV in India

For those wanting to watch the match live on television, here is the list of all channels that will telecast the India vs South Africa matches.

  • Star Sports 1/HD
  • Star Sports 1 Hindi/HD
  • Star Sports 1 Tamil
  • Star Sports 1 Telugu
  • Star Sports 1 Kannada
  • DD Sports exclusively on DD Free Dish and DTT platforms

How to watch India vs South Africa ODI match online for free

For those who don’t want to pay for the subscription or subscribe to the channel that telecasts matches, they can get a Disney Plus Hotstar subscription for free via Jio, Airtel, and VI recharge plans. Here are the packs that offer a free one-year subscription to Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile.

Jio Prepaid plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan

  • Rs 601 – 3GB data/ day and 28 days validity
  • Rs 799 – 2GB data/day and 56 days validity
  • Rs 1066 – 2GB data/day and 84 days validity
  • Rs 3,119 – 2GB data/day and one year validity
  • Rs 659 – 1.5GB data/day and 56 days validity

All plans (except for the last one) offer free calls, 100SMSs per day, unlimited voice calls, and complimentary access to Jio apps.

Airtel Prepaid plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan

  • Rs 599 – 3GB data/day and 28 days validity
  • Rs 838 – 2GB per day and 56 days validity
  • Rs 3,359 – 2GB data per day and 365 days validity

These plans also come with free voice calls, 100 SMSs per day, and Amazon Prime Video Mobile-edition free trial.

VI Prepaid Plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan

  • Rs 501 – 3GB/day and 28 days validity
  • Rs 901 – 3GB data/day and 70 days validity
  • Rs 3,099 – 1.5GB/ data and 365 days validity

The Vi recharge plans come with 100 SMSs per day, Binge all night, free voice calls, and access to Vi TV and movies.

Jio Postpaid Plus and Jio Fiber plans with Disney Plus Hotstar Mobile plan

In addition to these, one can get a Disney+ Hotstar subscription through Jio Postpaid Plus and Jio Fiber broadband plans. The Postpaid Plus plans start at Rs 399, while the broadband plans start at Rs 999.

First ODI Match

  • Date: January 19th
  • Time: 02:00 PM (IST)
  • Venue: Boland Park, Paarl
Result: India lost by 31 runs

Second ODI Match

  • Date: January 21st
  • Time: 02:00 PM (IST)
  • Venue: Boland Park, Paarl

Third ODI Match

  • Date: January 23rd
  • Time: 02:00 PM (IST)
  • Venue: Newlands, Cape Town

India ODI squad: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Virat Kohli (C), Ravichandran Ashwin, Venkatesh Iyer, Ishan Kishan, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Praisdh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal

South Africa ODI squad: Aiden Markram, David Miller, Janneman Malan, Van Der Dussen,  Temba Bavuma (C), Zubayr Hamza, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, George Linde, Kyle Verreynne, Quinton De Kock, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Jansen, Sisanda Magala, Tabraiz Shamsi, Wayne Parnell