IND VS SA: So for Team India still a big challenge in South Africa!








  Even if the Indian team is leading number one runner-up in the Test rankings, under regular captain Virat Kohli, the ODI match played against Sri Lanka in Dharamshala is considered an example, it can be said. The bouncy pitch of South Africa is going to be a big challenge for Indian batsmen who bowl on domestic pitches. And this tour is going to be a big challenge coach. There are also many batsmen including Ravi Shastri, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. This challenge is from making runs to winning series and there are many reasons behind this challenge.

Foreign tour for Team India has always been challenging. Especially in the difficult situations of Australia, England and South Africa, Indian batsmen have often been struggling in front of fast bowlers. This time too, the African fast bowler is being prepared to take a test of Team India's batting. On the two-month African tour, the Indian team will play 3 Tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20 matches. Proteas team equipped with Pace Batteries such as Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel and Chris Morris is ready to take a tough test of Indian batsmen. However, many well-wishers including former captain Sunil Gavaskar are telling him a great opportunity for the Indians.



On the other hand, opener Rohit Sharma said that he is ready for the challenge after winning the T20 in Sri Lanka. He said, "We are waiting for a tour of South Africa. We know this tour is going to be challenging but the domestic season is also tough. We have got the challenge many times and we have come back. " Team India opener Murali Vijay has made it clear that he is not afraid of any bowler and he will be careful about making runs. Stan, Morkel, Philander and Morris have announced to play against India.

Talk of South African bowlers, in the last two years, Morkel has taken 19 wickets in five Tests on his ground. Philander took 21 wickets in the same Test, Rabada made 61 wickets in 10 Tests, Steyn took 14 wickets in 3 Tests, Morris took 4 wickets in 2 Tests. However, except for Rabada, all four left-arm bowlers have been battling injuries for the past few months. Team India batsmen can take advantage of this. If there is talk of India, Jasprit Bumrah, who is waiting for Hardik Pandya and Test Debut, apart from the bowlers like Mohammad Shami, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav, can also be a handy performer.


Another aspect which appears to be skeptical of Team India's victory on South African soil is that of the host team's record. In the last two years, the Proteas team won 7 in 11 Tests played on home pitches, while they lost in 2 and had 2 Test draws. The biggest question is whether the Indian South African can retain its water with victory over the earth.


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