Team India will lock horns with South Africa in a three-match Test series starting December 26 in Centurion. They are likely to get pace-friendly conditions in South Africa which will work in India’s favour and pace attack will relish that, feels former India speedster, Zaheer Khan.
Virat Kohli & Co has a star-studded pace attack that boasts the likes of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who have been exceptionally successful in the last few years. Mohammed Siraj has also come up the ranks very quickly since his debut in Australia.
Zaheer Khan feels Indian players need to keep things simple and continue what they have been doing in the last few years.
“It all boils down to the planning and the consistent cricket this team has been playing. They have to just keep things simple. They need to continue what they have been doing. They have been successful in various conditions and the best part is that the bowling unit has been consistently doing well,” Zaheer Khan is quoted as saying by Times of India.
“Indian team will win their maiden series in South Africa” – Zaheer Khan
Zaheer Khan again shared that while the batting unit needs to score big, the main requirement of winning a game is to take 20 wickets and Team India can do it as well.
“India will definitely relish the South African conditions and the bowlers will enjoy bowling in those conditions. As a batting unit you need to put up a lot of runs on the board which is a basic requirement, but to win a Test match you need to take 20 wickets. The way Indian bowlers have been bowling, they will be able to do that. I am sure this Indian team will win their maiden series in South Africa,” he again shared.
“The quality of Rohit Sharma you are always going to miss. There is no doubt about it. But if you look at the squad, there are a number of good options to open for India. You need to wait and see which direction the team goes in. There are consistent performers in the team and the bench strength is also looking very good. It is a good headache to have for the team management,” concluded Zaheer Khan.