IND vs SA Test Series: After the humiliating defeat of South Africa by an innings and 32 runs in the first match played at Centurion (SuperSport Park, Centurion), the Indian team has started its preparations for the second Test. The Indian team (IND vs SA) would like to level the series 1-1 by winning the second Test starting in Cape Town from January 3, but for this its batsmen will have to perform well, who had disappointed in both the innings of the first match.
The team has reached Cape Town (Newlands, Cape Town) from Centurion and has also started its practice here. KL Rahul, who scored a century in the first innings of the first match, and Virat Kohli, who played a brilliant half-century in the second innings, have also joined the practice session.
Let us tell you that Rahul and Kohli did not participate in the optional practice of the Indian team in Centurion for the first test. The Indian team reached Cape Town on the morning of New Year. After resting for some time in the hotel, the Indian players headed to the field. Mohammed Shami’s replacement Avesh Khan has also joined the team. However, Indian captain Rohit Sharma, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, young opener Yashasvi Jaiswal did not participate in the practice session. These players had participated in the optional practice session held in Centurion on Saturday.
It is noteworthy that on Monday, all the players including wicketkeeper batsman Rahul, former captain Kohli and young Shubman Gill took part in the practice. Meanwhile, head coach Rahul Dravid and Kohli discussed with each other for a long time. The Indian team can make some changes in its fast bowling line-up for the second test. Prasidh Krishna and Shardul Thakur, who proved costly in the first match, may have to sit out of the Cape Town Test team. In such a situation, young right-arm fast bowler Avesh may get a chance to debut in Test cricket, while Mukesh Kumar can make his place in the playing eleven in place of Shardal.
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