The start to the Freedom Trophy between India and South Africa may be delayed due to rain, potentially interrupting Day 1 of the much-anticipated Test series at Super Sport Park in Centurion. The historical significance of this series for India, as they seek their first Test series win in South Africa since 1992, adds to the anticipation. The two-game series structure and the team’s eagerness to make history after the World Cup final loss further heighten the stakes. However, persistent rain in Centurion has led to disruptions in practice sessions and raised concerns about the impact on the series opener. The weather forecast for Tuesday indicates a high chance of rain and thunderstorms, potentially challenging the scheduled play for the first Test.