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Team India Works Hard In Nets Ahead Of The Final Test In Cape Town
By CricShots - Jan 10, 2022 12:42 pm
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Stakes will be incredibly high when India and South Africa will be locking horns with each other in the third and final Test of the series. The encounter, which takes place at the Newlands in Cape Town, and is scheduled to be commencing on January 11. With the series currently leveled at 1-1, the winner of the final Test will walk away with the series victory. Notably, India has never won a Test series in the rainbow nation. 

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Team India practicing in South Africa

Hence, the Indian team would be chasing history at the Newlands in Cape Town. With so much to play for, Team India is not in the mood of leaving any stone unturned in the training sessions. The official Twitter page of BCCI and many cricketers have shared glimpses of their practice sessions on social media, leaving the fans excited. Now, it would be interesting to see whether these efforts pay off or not.

Here are the pictures from India’s practice session:

Meanwhile, India had suffered a seven-wicket defeat and bouncing back would be a challenge for them. It also must be noted that KL Rahul led India in the previous game as Virat Kohli missed the fixture due to an upper back spasm. Fortunately for the visitors, he’s all but likely to regain fitness for the final game.

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Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid indicated the same during a media press conference after the second Test. 

Rahul Dravid said, “Virat Kohli should be fine from all accounts, he should be fine. He has had the opportunity to run around a little bit, he has had the opportunity to test it a little bit. Hopefully, with a couple of net sessions in Cape Town, he should be good to go. Everything I am hearing and just having a chat with him, he should be good to go in four days’ time.”

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Meanwhile, India head coach, Rahul Dravid also acknowledged that India will need to bat better to win the Cape Town Test. He explained, “Certainly, we would like to bat a little better. Maybe the guys who got starts could have converted them into 100s. That was the difference in the first game, we had Rahul scoring century for us and we ended up on the winning side. Dean Elgar scored 96 in this Test and South Africa ended up on the winning side.”