Amid the speculations around India’s team combination for the gap take a look at against South Africa, vice-captain KL Rahul has the same that the guests can continue with their 5-bowler strategy in Centurion. Rahul additionally hinted that the selection among Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, and Hanuma Vihari for the quantity five slots could be a powerful one. whereas Rahane has been troubled for runs lately, Iyer is returning into the series on the rear of an unforgettable debut against New island at home.
“Every team wants to pick up 20 wickets to win a Test match. We have used that tactic and it has helped us in every Test match that we have played away,” Rahul said today during a virtual media interaction.
“Workload also becomes slightly easier to manage with five bowlers and when you have that kind of quality (in Indian ranks), I think, we might as well use it,” he added.
Rahul also agreed with rival seamer Duanne Oliver’s statement that the Supersport Park track is slow, to begin with, and quickens up later only to again taper off towards the end of the match.
“I think Duanne Oliver will know these conditions a lot better than us and yes, last time, we played here, the wicket started off a bit slow and then quickened up and then became slow again.
“It’s been that kind of a pitch, we have had center wicket practice and we experienced the same things, we tried to prepare accordingly.”
Veteran pacer Ishan Sharma regarded off-coloration withinside the current domestic collection towards New Zealand, and the crew control may pick Shardul Thakur withinside the line-up due to his advanced batting skills. When it involves the batting line-up, Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant pick out themselves at the same time as considered one of Iyer, Rahane, and Hanuma Vihari gets a glance in.
According to Rahul, the bounce in South African tracks isn’t similar to that in Australia.
“It’s pace and bounce in pitches here which is very different to every other country. We have come early and tried to get adjusted as it has been a great week of preparation.
For Rahul, the key to success is keeping things simple and not overthinking.
“I don’t think too much and put myself under pressure that since I have performed in England, I have to do well here and what if I don’t do well over here,” he said.