Players to play Test for the first time in Africa; Question on Kohli's form
The Test series between Team India and South Africa is starting from 26 December. Among the players who have been selected in the Indian team, there are 7 such players, who will play on South African soil for the first time.
The Test series between Team India and South Africa is starting from 26 December. Among the players who have been selected in the Indian team, there are 7 such players, who will play on South African soil for the first time. Among these players, there are 5 such players who have proved themselves before this series and are now ready to do wonders on African soil for the first time.
However, even for a legend like Coach Dravid, playing on African soil has been very difficult. At the same time, the bat of Team India captain Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara has not spoken for some time. In such a situation, Team India has high hopes from the in-form young brigade.
This will be the first African tour of Shreyas Iyer, who has done wonders with his bat with the debut in the Test series played against New Zealand recently. Shreyas, who made his debut in the recently played Kanpur Test between India and New Zealand, completed his century in 157 balls.
Team India's opener Mayank Agarwal, who batted amazingly in the 2019-20 home series against South Africa, will be seen playing for the first time on African soil.In the home series, Mayank scored 340 runs in 3 matches. During this the average of this player was 85.00. He also scored a double century in the series. His best score was 215 runs.
Team India's new sensation Mohammad Siraj, who troubled the batsmen with his dangerous bowling on the pitches of Australia and England, will also have the first Test series on South Africa's soil.The Hyderabad bowler, who has taken 33 wickets in 10 matches, can tackle any batting order with Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami as soon as possible.
Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of South Africa tour due to injury. In such a situation, Shardul Thakur is going to prove to be a very important player for the team.If Shardul plays in the first Test, it will be his first Test match on African soil. Thakur has played 4 Test matches for India so far and has 14 wickets and 190 runs to his name.