Ajay Jadeja has stated that India have their best chance to register a win in South Africa in Cape Town thanks to the friendly conditions that the Newlands has to offer. The former India batsman has also added that the Virat Kohli-led team are much better than the Indian teams of yesteryear.
The importance of the series can be understood from the fact that Team India have been preparing for the South African tour for over a month. Although the tight scheduling forced the team to leave for the tour just 10 days ahead of the Test series, they prepared pacer friendly pitches during the series against Sri Lanka, which was seen during the Kolkata Test. The Indian team even
Former Indian cricketer Jadeja said that the first Test, that will be played in Cape Town, will provide India the best chance to open the series on a winning note. The former player claimed that the Cape Town’s conditions will be helpful for India and then the series will head to more seam-friendly venues like Centurion and Johannesburg for the remaining two matches.
“It will be a great challenge.
“The first Test match is probably going to be the most important and India
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“If you win nobody will remember what Virat Kohli had said but if you don’t end up winning then people will remind Kohli that the day before he left he was still getting married and wasn’t on the cricket field,” Jadeja said sarcastically.
“I just hope for his sake India has a good series or otherwise people will say ‘you weren’t
One of the main reasons behind the hope that India will do better in South Africa is their strong pace attack. Their current bowling unit comprises of pacers, who have been quite consistent in the recent past. The pace department includes the likes of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Bhuveshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah which is a balance of young and experienced players.
“This time they have great expectations. India