Kohli feels India have the bowling to win in South Africa

Kohli feels India have the bowling to win in South Africa

Kohli feels India have the bowling to win in South Africa

Claiming that the team's preparation is good for the upcoming series, coach Ravi Shastri said the men in blue are looking forward to the South Africa visit.

It seemed no coincidence that the four Test matches were played on spin-friendly dust bowls and were dominated by Indian spin bowlers Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Their home series against Sri Lanka ended on December 24, which meant they could not play a Boxing Day Test in South Africa.

"The challenge is that we need to leave live grass on the wicket, thin grass, so that there is pace, but we want to make sure the ball doesn't grip and turn". AB is a great friend of mine, I respect the way he plays the game and I've always respected him as a person as well.

"Sindhu has achieved a lot over the years and I dare Virat Kohli would be struggling", the former India cricket captain said. But this team has gained in experience.

What was meant to be a four-day test morphed into in a five-session‚ day-night affair as Zimbabwe were blown away for just 68 and 121 in under two days in pursuit of South Africa's only innings total of 309.

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"Our best result here has been a drawn series in 2010-11 but I feel the kind of bowling attack we have now and the balance we have in the side, we definitely can win here". But right now, the kind of hunger we have as a team, everyone wants an opportunity and I think that's an exciting thing.

Pace bowler Chris Morris has been restored to South Africa's squad for the first test against India next week after recovering from a groin injury, Cricket South Africa said on Friday.

"Everyone is confident. Whenever any team tours overseas, there is a great chance to win those series, but you have to give your best in every department on all five days".

De Villiers‚ who was holding the fort for injured regular skipper Faf du Plessis‚ led South Africa to an emphatic innings and 120-run victory over Zimbabwe at St George's Park on Wednesday. It doesn't matter whether we play two practice matches or three, if you're not in the right frame of mind, it doesn't matter.

"Come the fifth of January we will be ready for it", he said. We have convinced ourselves that it is going to be much quicker and much more bouncier than back home and you're going to get balls that might surprise you every now and then. "If you're in a good space in the head after practice sessions, that's good enough as well".

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