South Africa is never the ideal place for the Indian team to play cricket as they always found it more difficult to play here. India never won a test series in South Africa yet. In the first test at Newlands, men in blue letting go a big chance to win the match and thus take an important lead of 1-0 in three-match series but South Africa bowlers come hard and defend 208 runs against the strong Indian batting lineup.
With two test remaining in the series, it will be difficult for team India to win the series against the quality of Rabada, Morkel and Philander. But Africa definitely misses Dale Steyn in the remaining series.
Indian team train hard ahead of the second test in Centurion. Team management looking to include KL Rahul and Rahane in the playing XI. Rahane has an impressive record in South Africa in the last series in 2013-14.
The second test starts tomorrow and South Africa coach warns Indian team for the pacy wicket in Centurion too. As Steyn miss the remaining series so Phehlukwayo set to make a place in the playing XI for South Africa.
If India wants to make a comeback in the series then their batsmen need to show their charaacter. Virat Kohli has an outstanding 2017 but this is the biggest challenge for him as a captain. South Africa tour never be easy and Indian captain need to lead his team from the front and thus need to score runs in South Africa.