Ajinkya Rahane: Is it better to have five bowlers or an extra batter? Who among Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, and Hanuma Vihari is ranked fifth? Mohammed Siraj or Ishant? Or, in a four-pronged pace onslaught, both?
Is it better to have five bowlers or an extra batter? Who among Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, and Hanuma Vihari is ranked fifth? Mohammed Siraj or Ishant? Or, in a four-pronged pace onslaught, both? These are just a few of the key considerations that the Indian team management must be considering ahead of Sunday’s. Boxing Day Test against South Africa, which will kick off the three-match series and the. Virat Kohli-led side’s quest to win their first series on South African territory. Pacers dominate the proceedings in Test matches played at Centurion by a wide margin, which is not unusual in. South African conditions anyway, but the fact that the top seven visiting teams have averaged only. 25.16 since 2016 at this venue may force the management to consider playing an extra batter.
Ajinkya Rahane: For the first Test against South Africa, here are some India Predicted XI:
KL Rahul: Rahul will be one of India’s most crucial players at the top of the order, with a new lease on life in. Test cricket following the fantastic England series and the added duties of being the vice-captain of this series in place of injured Rohit Sharma.
Mayank Agarwal: His century against New Zealand in the last Test will undoubtedly bolster his confidence. Mayank Agarwal will need a lot of it to get. India off to a good start and lay a firm platform for the middle class to profit from.
Virat Kohli: In Test cricket, the Indian skipper has not made a century in over two years and has an average of sub. 30 in that time. Kohli would desire to make a statement with the bat in the first Test.
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