Indian Cricket Team has already landed on the south African soil a week ago, Inauguration of the freedom trophy has also been happened. What we are going to witness today a clash of top two teams in the longest format of cricket. On one hand we have Indian cricket team who just had an extremely impressive run in all formats of cricket in 2017. They are the leader of the test table for past 15 months and are far ahead of other teams in terms of rating points.
Indian attack is led by the most athletic and super consistent , awe-inspiring captain Virat Kohli who will be eyeing a first test series win in South Africa. On the other hand we have South African Squad led by Faf-duplessis who too have a brilliant record on their home soil since August 2016. South Africa will be at their best who are seeking revenge after a 3-0 thrashing on its last visit to India
India is going to play 3 tests, 6 ODIs and 3 T20I in a span of almost 50 days. It is a long tour and going to be a challenging one for Indian Squad. With the first clash set to take place today, India will look to improve their win record in foreign Soil. India has finished home season of 2017 after having won test series against Sri lanka, Australia, Bangladesh and England earlier in late 2016.
South African Team will have the home ground advantage while Morkel, Rabada and Philander will be there to sharpen the pace attack and give Indian batsman a hard time on pitch. India too have a very good depth in the pace attack led by Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvaneshwar and Bumrah. Hardik Pandya may also play a handy role to strengthen the pace attack.
A lot of Indian Team batting performance will depend on performance of Virat Kohli backed up by Pujara and Dhawan. There might be some chances that Indian think tank can drop Rahane and replace him with Rohit Sharma considering his recent sparkling form. South Africa too are ready for a duel with formidable batting line up which includes all times greats such as Amla, AB Devilliars and Quinton de Kock.
Whatever be the results, it is going to be a nail biting tournament between two champions side. Let’s tune in to television , social media, news sites and snazzypost.com to enjoy the every second of this carnival of cricket.