South Africa found themselves on familiar ground in the first test as the fourth innings collapse made India comfortable winners against South Africa.
Their batting against the spinning ball and on up and down conditions has been a worry for them for a very long time and apart from Dean Elgar and Quinton De Kock no batsman looked like getting stuck into the bowling barring a bit of resistance which was shown by the all-rounder Muthuswami.
India look to have all bases covered at home with their new opening batsman Rohit Sharma once again looking to show his immense class against a listless SA attack
The match though is under the cloud of rain as the weather forecast has not been too positive.
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Indian Expected XI:
Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma
South African Expected XI:
Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Theunis de Bruyn, Temba Bavuma, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock, Senuran Muthusamy, Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada
IND vs SA Best PAYTM Team Prediction
Captain options – Rohit Sharma/ Virat Kohli
Vice Captain – Ravindra Jadeja/Cheteshwar Pujara.