[ad_1] India aim to end South Africa Test series jinx

Dec 25, 2023

India aim to end South Africa Test series jinx


Final frontier

India will seek to breach the 'final frontier' for their Test team when they begin a two-match series at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday.

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Elusive win

South Africa is the only regular Test-playing country where India are yet to win a series.

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​Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli led a strong Indian team in 2021/22, with high expectations after successful tours of Australia and England.

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India won the first Test at Centurion but South Africa succeeded in two hard-fought fourth innings chases in the remaining matches to clinch the series.

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The TV review

Virat Kohli's frustration boiled over when a television review at a crucial moment in the decisive match went in favour of then-captain Dean Elgar.

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Test captaincy

Virat Kohli had resigned as Test captain the day after the match.

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​Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar, who will retire from international cricket after the second Test in Cape Town, was axed as captain after a shake-up of the Test side earlier this year.

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Batting question marks

India have question marks over their batting, with Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane no longer in their plans.

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Jasprit Bumrah

India will be without fast bowler Mohammed Shami because of injury but Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Siraj will still spearhead a potent attack.

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​South Africa

South Africa will again be relying on pace to unsettle the Indian batsmen.

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