Johannesburg was the stronghold of the India team in South Africa. The Indian team had not lost a single match on the ground before the recent defeat at the hands of the hosts with seven wickets in hand. After this defeat, it has become difficult for the Indian team to win the first Test series in South Africa.
Durban: South Africa thrashed India in Test 2 against India in Johannesburg. South Africa won the match by seven wickets. The hero of South Africa’s victory was its captain Dean Elgar. He scored an undefeated (96). Indian bowlers have been effective in three innings so far. But in the fourth inning, the South African hitters improved their performance and did not appreciate the Indian bowlers. This victory has boosted the morale of the South African team. Therefore, there is no doubt that this team will enter the field with confidence in the third Test match. (IND vs SA Test 3: India needs to change Cape Town’s history to win the first Test series against South Africa!)
On the other hand, after the defeat in Johannesburg, Team India’s dream of winning the test series in South Africa is once again unfulfilled. The three-game test series between the two teams ended in a 1-1 draw. This means that now the third round in Cape Town will be decisive and exciting. The special thing is that the Indian players will have to work hard on the Cape Town field. Because the Indian team has never won a Test Match on this terrain.
Johannesburg was the stronghold of the India team in South Africa. The Indian team had not lost a single match on the ground before the recent defeat at the hands of the hosts with seven wickets in hand. After this defeat, it has become difficult for the Indian team to win the first Test series in South Africa. In fact, the third test is in Cape Town, where India’s record is poor. India has lost 3 of the last 5 games played in Cape Town. 2 games have been drawn. In other words, India has not won a single match here. This means that if India wants to win the first Test series in South Africa, Team India will have to change the history of Cape Town.
Virat Kohli is likely to return to the team
Meanwhile, the importance of the regular captain of the India Test, Virat Kohli, who withdrew from the Johannesburg Test due to injury, has also increased for the decisive match in Cape Town. Head coach Rahul Dravid has given a great update on whether Virat Kohli will return in the final and deciding match of the Test series. Rahul provides the latest updates on Virat Kohli’s injury and his fitness.
Rahul Dravid said: “The way Kohli is practicing at the net, he looks fit. The head coach said that even though he hadn’t talked to the physio yet, so he was listening and talking to him, it seemed like the captain The Indian Test was in good shape. Virat Kohli will be seen returning in the third and final test of the series in Cape Town. This is clear from Dravid’s statement. In that case, Hanuma Vihari will have to exit the game XI ” .