After beating New Zealand in the home Test series, now Team India is all set for the upcoming tour of South Africa. The Indian team is going to leave in a few days on the tour of South Africa, where a Test series of two matches and an ODI series of equal number of matches is to be played between both the teams. The tour, which was earlier to begin from December 17, has now been pushed forward by 9 days amid the growing outbreak of the new variant Omicron, which will start with the Test series from December 26.
In the 3-match Test series, an interesting battle can be seen between both the teams, in which everyone’s eyes will be on the mutual competition of some players. Now let us tell you between which players there can be a strong fight in the India-South Africa Test series. See:
Indian team opener Rohit Sharma is in amazing form. After Virat Kohli for India, Rohit Sharma is the batsman from whom India always has hopes. Rohit Sharma is ready for the tour of South Africa, but he has to face Enrich Norkhia. Anrich Norkhia has been a quick fixture for South Africa, having cemented his place in every format. Rohit Sharma has to be careful with Norkhia. Rohit has so far scored 3047 runs in 43 matches in Tests at an average of 46.9, while Norkhia, on the other hand, has also taken 47 wickets in only 12 Tests.
Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock will be eyeing a lot in South Africa’s team in the Test series against India. Quinton de Kock is a strong link in South Africa’s batting, but de Kock will have to face Mohammed Shami. There can be a good competition between the two. De Kock has so far scored 3245 runs in 53 matches at an average of 39.09. At the same time, Shami has taken 195 wickets in 54 Tests.
Virat Kohli, who has been recognized as the biggest run machine of current world cricket, remains the most favorite batsman in any series or tournament. Similarly, eyes are also on Virat Kohli in the Test series on the tour of South Africa. There is no doubt that Virat Kohli is an unmatched batsman, but he can get a good challenge from South African spin bowler Keshav Maharaj on this tour. Considering Virat Kohli has struggled against spin for some time now, Keshav Maharaj would also like to take advantage of it. In such a situation, a tough competition can be seen between the two. Where Kohli has so far scored 7801 runs in 97 matches in Test cricket at an average of 50.65. So the same Maharaj has also taken 129 wickets in 36 Test matches.