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Players who can help India win its first test series in Africa

By Vipin - 2023-12-24 12:01:26
Players who can help India win its first test series in Africa

The 2-Test series between India and South Africa will start from 26th December. This series is very important for India, because Team India has not been able to win any Test series in South Africa till now. India played 8 series here, out of which one was a draw, while 7 were lost.

Last time in 2021, the Indian team lost the 3-Test series even after taking a 1-0 lead, but this time Team India has a chance to win the series because of experienced players like Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja and Jasprit Bumrah. Along with the players, young players like Mohammad Siraj and Shubman Gill are capable of leading the team to victory in the Test series in South Africa.

Player number 1 - Virat Kohli: Scored runs at an average of 51.35, has scored 2 centuries


Kohli has the ability to bat under pressure. They adapt themselves to the pitch. He has experience of playing on African pitches. He is also adept at run chasing. They have three to four shots to play a ball. In such a situation, Virat will be the most important part of Indian batting on the bouncy pitches of Africa.

Kohli has scored runs at an average of 51.35 in 7 matches played in South Africa. He has 719 runs in his name including 2 centuries and 3 half-centuries. He is India's second top scorer in Africa. Sachin Tendulkar has scored more runs than him, 1161 runs. Kohli has 11 centuries and 13 half-centuries to his name in SENA (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia) countries. He has scored 3419 runs in 41 matches at an average of 43.27.

Player No. 2 - KL Rahul: First Indian wicketkeeper to score a century in South Africa, scored 250+ runs

Kl Rahul

Wicketkeeper batsman KL Rahul is responsible for the lower middle order. He bats at number 7. In case of top or middle order flop, Rahul gives the team a fighting total.

Rahul has 256 runs in his name on African pitches. He has scored one century and one half-century in 5 matches. Rahul has played 19 tests in SENA countries. In these, he has 1057 runs in his name including 4 centuries and 2 half-centuries.

Player No. 3 - Ravindra Jadeja: Amazing in fielding along with bat-ball; took 16 catches

jadejavLeft spin all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has the ability to change the course of the match by fielding along with bat and ball. Being a left-handed batsman, he brings variety to the batting order and can also play big shots when needed.

Jadeja has scored 99 runs and taken 6 wickets in 3 matches played in South Africa. In SENA Countries, Jadeja scored 932 runs in 20 matches and also took 52 wickets. Not only this, Jadeja has also taken 16 catches.

Player No. 4 - Jasprit Bumrah: Took 26 wickets in Africa, 101 in SENA countries


Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah is known for his perfect yorker. On the basis of his speed and swing, he brings success to the team on important occasions. Bumrah can prove to be Team India's trump card on the fast and bouncy pitches of Africa.

In South Africa, he has taken 26 wickets in 6 matches. These include 5 wickets twice. Bumrah has 101 wickets in his name in SENA countries. He has taken 5 wickets 5 times.

Player No. 5 - Mohammed Siraj: King of the wobble seam, can shine in Africa

MO. Siraj

Fast bowler Mohammad Siraj is known for his wobble seam and bouncy bowling. He troubles any batsman with his speed and swing. In such a situation, Siraj can perform effectively on the bouncy pitches of South Africa. He has been able to take only 3 wickets in 2 matches, but he is expected to shine in this series. Siraj has taken 39 wickets in 11 matches in SENA countries. This also includes 5 wickets once.

It took 14 years to win the first test in Africa

The team played its first Test match in Africa on 13 November 1992 in Durban. It took 14 years for the team to get its first win over the Proteas at home. India defeated the African team by 123 runs in Johannesburg in 2006. India's performance in the test series in South Africa.

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