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India v South Africa, 1st Test: Ahead of match, Virat Kohli’s boys sweat it out on ground

Virat Kohli’s boys will face South Africa on January 5 for first Test match of three Test match series.

SNS | Cape Town |

With their win over Sri Lanka, high spirited team India is all set to challenge South in their backyard.  As the series approaches, many cricket experts and cricket Pandits believe that Virat Kohli’s boys are capable of defeating Proteas team and creating history.

On Tuesday, The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of Indian squad’s practice session and wrote, ” Nice little rhythm the bowlers are getting into at the moment #TeamIndia #SAvIND.”



Unlike in India, the fate of Indian squad will depend upon the Indian pacers like Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma and spinners will most likely play the support role.

Virat Kohli’s boys will face South Africa on January 5 for first Test match of three Test match series.

Earlier, Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah had shed light on Indian squad’s practice session.

“I have been with the team in the ODI set-up but being a part of the Test team is a good feeling. I have a lot to learn from the senior bowlers and the bowling coach as well,” Bumrah said.

While talking about challenges in the upcoming series against South Africa Bhuvneshwar Kumar said, “The first thing that comes to the mind when you are touring South Africa is bouncy wickets. But that is no surety of what kind of pitch you would get in the game.”

“We have not talked so far about the strategy. The focus is on the basics. Maybe a couple of days before the first Test, we will see how to strategise according to the batsman,” he added.

India squad for three-match Test series: Virat Kohli (Captain), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.