- Quality spinners
With a world ranking of being no 3 and 4 Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja respectively are should focus on bowling long spells. The pitches in South Africa would not help spinners. It is expected that only one of them may be included in playing XI.
Both of them need to bowl well and also control the run flow whenever an opportunity is given. In 2017, Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 64 wickets while Jadeja ended the year with 62 wickets.