Tournament- India tour of South Africa,Test Series, 2017-18
Stadium- New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa
Date and Time- January 24, 10:00 AM Local
The long tour of South Africa have caught India off guard as they didn't have much practice before the series opener and Indian team even shrugged off the practice matches for training sessions, according to the coach of Indian Cricket Team, Ravi Shastri, he said in a press conference. This implies that the men in blue were over confident of themselves after defeating the Sri Lankans in their home. However, the hosts have proved their mettle even after they lost control in the first test match and then made a comeback and so in the second test match, the same story repeated. Virat Kohli would try to do anything to save his side form an embarrassing away defeat. The SA Vs IND match preview is listed below.
Johannesburg's pitch has always been a batting paradise and eventually, it starts to favours the spinners in a test match.
Matches won batting first – 1
Matches won bowling first-1
Average 1st Inns scores – 339
Average 2nd Inns scores – 232
Average 3rd Inns scores – 227
Average 4th Inns scores – 262
Highest total recorded – 450/7 (136 Ov) by RSA vs Ind
Lowest total recorded – 83/10 (33.1 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Faf Du Plessis (C), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Theunis De Bruyn, Quinton De Kock, AB De Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Oliver, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Chris Morris, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehelukwayo
Faf Du Plessis (c), Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB De Villiers, Quinton De Kock (WK), Vernon Philander, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Lungisani Ngidi
Virat Kohli (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Shikhar Dhawan, Ravindra Jadeja, Dinesh Karthik, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel, Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul, Ishant Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Murali Vijay, Umesh Yadav
Virat Kohli (c), Murali Vijay, Rohit Sharma/Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Dinesh Karthik/Parthiv Patel (WK), Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohhamed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Please note: The SA Vs IND match preview we are providing here is completely based on our research and understanding. We request you to choose your own playing 11 from the squad listed above. The preview provided here is just a sample for your dream 11 fantasy team for tomorrow’s match.
Hashim Amla (batting)
AK Markram (batting)
Virat Kohli (batsman)
Morne Morkel (bowler)
VD Philander (bowler)
Ravichandran Ashwin (bowler)
India Fantasy Tip: – Try to pick more South African players. They have been better than their opponent so far in the entire series. In their previous encounter, they defeated India by 135 runs.
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