Team India is all set to play their first test match in India after a long wait. Virat Kohli and company are looking to give a solid start to the home Test season. India has already made a solid start in the ongoing ICC Test Championship by defeating West Indies with 2-0. And now Team India is looking to win the home series against South Africa.
South Africa is yet to play their first match of the ICC Test Championship. Since the World Cup 2019, South Africa has not played any Test and ODI match. And now their competition is with the team who is currently at the top of the points table in the ICC Test Championship with 120 points. Meanwhile, Team South Africa will be looking to open their account in the ongoing tournament.
However, in the last series against Sri Lanka, before the World Cup 2019, South Africa had lost with 2-0 at their home. It was a very shocking defeat for the SouthAfrica. The Proteas will definitely start the game as firm underdogs. However, India should guard against complacency.
By beating the host in the 3rd T20I against India, they have shown their potential of defeating the team at the host’s venue. Moreover, South Africa has several players who have the potential to change the game on their own. The likes of Faf du Plessis, Kagiso Rabada, Quinton de Kock and others do have the potential to cause trouble for Team India.
Meanwhile, during the press conference ahead of the first Test match, Virat Kohli showed he is in a great mood. Actually, during the press conference, he took a dig at Journalists Hilariously manner. When Kohli enters the room of all Journalist, Virat immediately reacts, “Nobody (from the media) attends the press conference for the T20s. Everyone’s just chilling”.
Here is the video of the incident
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