It is time for the most exciting match between top two teams on the ICC Ranking. South Africa is out to settle a score against the team that ambushed them with the extreme condition on tour in 2015 and subsequently relived them of No.1 ranking.
Recently, India has won nine straight test series, Equating the world record, but none of those series was played in England, Australia or South Africa-the three places where India has historically struggled. India is still to win a test series in South Africa. It will not be easy for India this time because they have not played any match outside India since last two years.
Now talking about squads, South Africa will have the advantage of having Dale Steyn on their side who has quite a persistent record against India. Also, their experienced batsman Faf du Plessis is back in the squad who will be returning after 2 months and will be looking for a great strike. South Africa, as always, has a good bowling attack which can worry Indian squad and might cause them this test.
Whereas in India’s squad their captain, Virat Kohli, will be returning.The main reason behind their success is their consistent squad for quite a few time. Hardik Pandya would be looking for a chance in test and would be a great replacement for Ajinkya Rahane who has not been in a good form for quite a time now.
It will be interesting to see the battle between India’s solid batting and SA’s fiery bowling and all the fans will be looking for a great test ahead.