Indian team sweats it out before the much-awaited South Africa vs India Test. The first Test match will begin today in Centurion.
SOUTH AFRICA VS INDIA TEST
Rohit Sharma and company are all geared up for their upcoming Test match against South Africa in Centurion. The team had their last training session on Sunday. BCCI shared three videos on X (formerly known as Twitter) showcasing the players’ batting, bowling, and fielding skills. The videos showed the captain, Rohit Sharma, hitting a plug and a slog weep. In addition, other players such as Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, and Virat Kohli were also seen practicing in the nets. Additionally, the players were seen practicing their catching skills in the slips. Moreover, fielding coach T Dilip was guiding the players. It was great to see the team putting in their best efforts to the much-awaited Test match.
Indeed, the Indian team is aiming to make history by winning the Test series in South Africa for the first time. The team has already shown its potential by winning the ODI series. India clinched victory over South Africa in the ODI series by 2-1, while the T20 series ended in a tie. However, the Test format presents a different set of challenges. The bowlers will have to adapt to the conditions in South Africa to perform well. Nonetheless, the team is highly motivated and determined to give their best in the Test.
Rohit Sharma (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk), Abhimanyu Easwaran
SOUTH AFRICAN SQUAD
Temba Bavuma (captain), Aiden Markram, Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Keegan Petersen, Kyle Verreynne (wk), Tristan Stubbs (wk), Nandre Burger, Marco Jansen, Wiaan Mulder, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, David Bedingham.