South African captain Dean Elgar believes the strength of the Indian test team lies in their bowling attack. India and South Africa will face off in three tests and three ODIs. The first test will begin on December 26 at SuperSport Park, Centurion.
“Their strength right now is in their bowling. We are also extremely aware of that. They have had a lot of success as a bowling unit. They have a lot of older bowlers leading the attack and have a good set of. Back-up bowlers, “Dean Elgar said at a virtual press conference.” And being in South Africa I’m pretty sure their bowling attack will exploit the conditions reasonably well. Just knowing that we have our seamers and we have a little bit of rhythm and bounce and that the counters are doing maybe a little more in South Africa than anywhere else in the world, “he added.
The Proteas skipper also said his team have the advantage in the next three tests against India as they have home advantage. “I think it’s about equal. Playing at home obviously gives us a little advantage. They’re ranked No.1 in the world; we can’t look at that. It’s something they’ve got. been for a while, in my opinion – just because I’m a cricket watcher and a cricket fan, ”said the skipper of Proteas.
“You can’t give them credit for what they’ve been up to lately. So I’m not going to sit here and say they’re not the best team in the world because there is a system. ranking for a reason. But the simple fact that we’re playing in our backyard always gives us the edge in the series, “he added. The Test Series between India and South Africa will be part of the new cycle of the ICC World Test Championship. The updated schedule is as follows: the first test will take place December 26-30 at SuperSport Park, Centurion; The second test will take place January 3-7, 2022 at the Wanderers, Johannesburg; The third test will take place January 11-15, 2022 at Newlands, Cape Town.
The first ODI will take place on January 19, 2022, at Boland Park, Paarl; The second ODI will take place on January 21, 2022 at Boland Park, Paarl; The third ODI will take place on January 23, 2022 in Newlands, Cape Town. (ANI)
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