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WATCH: Indian bowlers sweat hard ahead of first Test vs South Africa

Virat Kohli and Co. will take on South Africa in the first Test of the three-match series in Cape Town on January 5.

Written by: Aditya Chauhan , New Delhi [ Published on: January 02, 2018 20:07 IST ]
Image Source : BCCI/TWITTER A view of Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town

With an aim to script history, Virat Kohli and Co. are not shying away from putting in extra yards ahead of the first Test between India and South Africa which is slated to begin on January 5 in Cape Town. Many cricket pundits and experts believe that this is Team India's best chance to savour success in the South African conditions, keeping the perfect team combination in mind. The Indian bowlers have shown an upward spike in their improvement graph and they are going to play a key role in the foreign conditions.

On Tuesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video on their official Twitter handle of India's practice session where the bowlers were seen sweating out hard in the nets. The video was captioned as " Nice little rhythm the bowlers are getting into at the moment #TeamIndia #SAvIND." 

India are scheduled to play three Tests, six one-dayers and three T20Is on the tour to the Rainbow Nation. No Indian team have managed to win a Test series on the South African soil.

 However, this time a lot will depend on the pace bowling quartet of Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Ishant Sharma who will look to change the tide this time on the pacy African tracks. The addition of limited-overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah and all-rounder Hardik Pandya will provide variety to skipper Kohli The spin duo of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are most likely to play the supporting role.

In another BCCI post, Team India openers - KL Rahul and Murali Vijay were seen relaxing at the ground as they watch the bowlers practising hard in tandem.


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