After losing the test series against South Africa, today Captain Kohli’s army is looking for a single win against Africa. India lost the previous match by 135 runs and gave an unbeatable lead to South Africa in this series. From the perspective of India, the only way to win this match is batting. This is the test to be recognized as the best team in the world, Ajinkya Rahane may get his return in this test, and can improve the batting side of Indian Cricket Team. So there will be a question mark between Hardik Pandya and Rohit Sharma‘s choice. Till 34 consecutive tests, Indian skipper Virat Kohli did not select the same playing XI.
India tour of South Africa is now getting from bad to worse, the crown still rests in India’s head for the next 2 month but their points will degrade and African team will be rewarded by 3 points after the end of this test match.
At Johannesburg records are in favor of India, They have yet to be beaten in Tests there, with a win and three draws going back to 1992/93. On the second occasion in 2006/07, South Africa was beaten at their own game. Fire-Brand Sreesanth took five for 30 and South Africa was bowled out for 84 in first innings, and India wins this test by 123 runs.
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli has also some good memories on this ground, having scored 119 and 96 in the first test in 2013-14 when South Africa set a world record chase 458 against India. Cheteshwar Pujara also scored 153 runs in the second innings of the 2013-14. Number three batsman from the Indian side, who has made only 49 runs in four innings, including being run out in both innings in Centurion.
Series is already have been decided, but in Johannesburg test, the pride of Indian cricket team is at the stake. A visibly fast green pitch, threatening showers can pack an extra batsman or unit with a five-man attack from Indian side to win this test, and end their test series with 2-1.