The long-awaited India’s tour of South Africa is just a few days away. It’s the clash of the top 2 sides in the ICC Test Rankings and the one that every cricket lover was waiting for. The 2 sides will take on each other in series across all formats and it will start with three Test matches and it makes for a mouth-watering contest.
There has been plenty of talk about how the men in blue have been invincible at home but they need to prove their mettle outside the subcontinent especially in countries like South Africa. The time has arrived for Virat Kohli and his men to answer the critics and what better stage than the Rainbow Nation to prove themselves in.
Both sides are heavily star-studded. Some of the biggest names in world cricket will take the field simultaneously and one can expect a fierce competition in all 3 Tests. While there are a number of key players in either side, a few of them will be under the scanner in the entire series.
Let’s take a look at the 5 players to watch out for in the India-South Africa Test series
#1 Virat Kohli
Talk about Indian cricket and there is one man who stands above the rest regardless of the format. Virat Kohli, the leader of the pack and the face of the game in the nation is always the player to watch out for. He has had a tremendous run in Test cricket in the past couple of years as he has notched up 6 double centuries since he took over the reigns from MS Dhoni.
In the recently concluded Test series against Sri Lanka, he made a mockery of the opposition as he slammed centuries in all 3 Tests which consisted of 2 consecutive double tons. The 29-year-old has a happy memory of touring South Africa as last time, he scored 272 runs in 4 innings that included a century and a fifty and also the Man of the Match award in Johannesburg. If team India is to create history in the Rainbow Nation, Virat Kohli is the man that needs to deliver big time.
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