South Africa have slight advantage against India: Morkel
01 January, 2018, 04:59 | Author: Hope Soto
"If you had asked me four years ago if it was up for the challenge, I would have said "no", Shastri added.
It seemed no coincidence that the four Test matches were played on spin-friendly dust bowls and were dominated by Indian spin bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. The South Africa series will be Kohli's first action since marrying the Bollywood star on December 11th. If you're not there mentally, it does not matter the kind of conditions you are playing in.
"AB is a great friend of mine, I respect the way he plays the game and I've always respected him as a person as well", Kohli said at India's arrival press conference.
"I think if you get a bit of context to the test rankings‚ with an incentive to get to the next level‚ with maybe a promotion-relegation type of thing‚ it's worth looking at". Here we have the freedom to put more water on the wicket, roll it, make it harder, come tomorrow's practice session and then we have conditions that we want. But this team has gained in experience.
Kohli will be leading Team India in three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is during the 56-day-long tour- one which has been repeatedly dubbed the litmus test for the 29-year-old.
"Our best result here has been a drawn series in 2010-11 but I feel the kind of bowling attack we have now and the balance we have in the side, we definitely can win here". You are never sure of whether you are going to get quality practice games or not.
While a lot of focus will be on the two batsmen in the upcoming series, there are quite a few in-form players who are expected to steal the limelight.
Captain Virat Kohli and his new wife Anushka Sharma led the way as the India cricket team arrived in Cape Town, South Africa late Thursday (28th Dec). We'd rather have them do two sessions like today, get into Test match zone, test ourselves, try and prepare the wickets the way we want to.
"Everyone is confident. Whenever any team tours overseas, there is a great chance to win those series, but you have to give your best in every department on all five days. We know how to win Test matches now and that's a very good habit and knowledge to have, and we're just preparing well to execute those skills we have". "We have that opportunity and we sense it", he said. "If you're in a good space in the head after practice sessions, that's good enough as well".
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