Virender Sehwag thinks that India have a 30% chance of making a comeback in the ongoing Test series against South Africa after getting convincingly beaten in the Newlands game. The former opener also thinks that Ajinkya Rahane would be the proper option for the extra batsman that India need.
Though the Indian players look quite confident ahead of the second Test in Centurion, courtesy their social media posts, Sehwag has voiced serious concerns following their 72-run defeat against South Africa in the opening Test match. He has stated that India will face a tough challenge ahead and believes that they have only 30 percent chance of making a fight back in the remaining series.
"As of now, it looks like only 30 percent chance is there of making a comeback. It is going to be very tough from now on. Also, the Indian team management should look whether conditions at the Centurion warrant a place for Ravichandran Ashwin," Sehwag told 'India TV' on Wednesday.
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"India can go in with an extra batsman in Ajinkya Rahane. They should also try to go in with four specialist bowlers. If India wants to win, Virat and Rohit will need to play a big role," the former Indian opener said.
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Sehwag, who has played 15 Tests against South Africa eight of which were on their soil, has advised the Indian team to leave as many deliveries outside the off-stump as possible.
"Don't fiddle with deliveries outside the off-stump will be my advice to the batsmen. Play as straight as possible.