While Team India will play against South Africa in an upcoming three-match Test series, they are going to get pace-friendly conditions in South Africa. Meanwhile, former India pace bowler Zaheer Khan said that the situation will work in their favour as well and India’s pace attack will relish that also. He also claimed that India will win their first series in South Africa as well.
“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.
The veteran also stated that while the batting unit has to score big, the main requirement to win a Test is to take 20 wickets and Indian bowlers have been doing that easily across conditions 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,” signed off Zaheer Khan.