India vs South Africa 3rd Test Preview

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Vernon Philander Challenge To Team India

India vs South Africa: South African fast bowler Vernon Philander has issued a warning to Virat Kohli’s team India before the third test. In the series South Africa’s team has lead 2-0. Despite this warning to the Indian team, Philander said his team would not have any kind of laxity in the India vs South Africa 3rd Test match starting on Wednesday and he is ready for a clean sweep in the series. Philander said that his team is not accept less than 3-0. He said, This is like another game of cricket for us but we want to win whatever matches we play. So it does not matter that we have already won the Test series. We want to win all three matches.

The South African fast bowler said, “We are giving full emphasis on preparations and we want to prepare well today and tomorrow.” We want to win this Test match too. ‘The Philander said,’ There is no match for formalities like us. We also want to be fully prepared for India vs South Africa 3rd Test Match. We want to be number one again in the Test and therefore want to win every Test match. When we play, there is no formal match for us. “It is important that Wanderers have a lot of grass in the wicket. It is believed that it will not only be faster than Centurion’s pitch, but it will also be more bounce. The player said, “I have not seen the pitch yet, but wanderers generally have a boom and bounce. Our role changes on different types of pitches. I play with understanding my role in the team. In the last match, I had to bowl tightly to one end.

Change In Squad For 3rd Test Match

There is a discussion going on with an additional South African batsman coming down, but Philander said that the possibility of spinner Keshav Maharaj being dropped is not possible with all the fast bowlers. He said, “Unloading the extra batsman will not change things while I will play on the seventh or eighth. I will still contribute with the bat and the ball and in the form of a player it will not create a special difference in me. I consider myself an all-rounder. The rest depends on selectors and team management.

We Have To Avoid Making Mistakes: Ravi Shastri

Having lost both of the first two series Tests against South Africa, the team has lost the series. Team India is facing a difficult challenge to avoid defeat in the third Test starting in Johannesburg from Wednesday. Team India coach Ravi Shastri is very angry with the performance of his batsmen. Before the India Vs South Africa Third Test, he said that we made mistakes like schoolchildren. We have to avoid such mistakes, these mistakes include three run out in the second Test against South Africa.

After losing both the Test matches in Cape Town and Centurion, India is trailing 0-2 in the three-match series. In the context of the run out of Indians in Centurion after the practice session of the team, Shastri said, “It has been a lot of pain. The conditions are already strict and if you run out on that, you feel bad and there is no doubt about it. Hopefully these mistakes will not be repetitive as they are mistakes like school children.Indian batsmen have had to fight against South African fast bowlers so far. His selection of the shot was not good and he also disappointed in the race against the wickets.

India Have Not Lost A Test Match At Wanderers

Between India and South Africa, the Wanderers clashed in the year 1992. In the captaincy of Mohammad Azharuddin, Team India had toured South Africa and the second Test match of that series was played at The Wanderers Stadium. The match was draw.

In 1997, under the captaincy of legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar, Team India played a Test match on the field which was a draw. Rahul Dravid, the name of The Wall, played a fine innings of 148 in the first innings of the match.

In the captaincy of Rahul Dravid, named after ‘The Wall’, India won the only Test victory in the Wanderers. In 2006, Team India played the first test on the field on South Africa and won by 123 runs.

The last test match between India vs South Africa was on the field. In the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and were drawn to the match.

Ajinkya Rahane’s Return To Third Test

India indicated Sunday that batsman Ajinkya Rahane will return to the third Test against South Africa. The cricket legends were questioned when they were dropped out of the first two matches of the series. In recent years, one of the most successful Indian batsmen in overseas, Rahane was not selected in the Test in Cape Town and Centurion, and the Indian team management preferred Rohit Sharma, a limited overs specialist, because of his ‘current form’. Rohit could not live up to expectations and criticism started to weaken against the South African fast bowling attack of Indian batsmen in the previous matches, after which the captain had given very sharp answers at the press conference in Centurion. If the practice session on Wanderers is considered to be a sign on Sunday, Rahane is likely to be selected in the final eleven for the third Test starting on Wednesday.

India vs South Africa Match Information

Match Ind vs RSA 3rd Test Match
Date January 24  To January 28, 2018
Time 08:00 AM GMT
Venue New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

 

Expected India Team For 3rd Test Squad

Virat Kohli(c), Murali Vijay, Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hardik Pandya, Dinesh Karthik, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah

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