India set to play their 2nd test against South Africa as the onus is on India’s skipper to deliver some good performance.
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 12, 2018
Centurion: The SuperSport Park in is all set to witness the thrilling encounter between India and the Africans. After crushing the sub-continent giant in the 1st test match, the Proteas are all prepared to win the series. While the No.1 test team, have an uphill task to complete as the team goes through some changes after the facing the defeat in the first test.
Wriddhiman Saha is likely to be replaced by Parthiv Patel; Ishant Sharma may replace Bhuvaneshwar Kumar while Shikhar Dhawan’s inclusion in the team is still not confirmed because of his susceptible technique on bouncy tracks is a huge headache for the team.
As the Indian team goes through revival phase, the hosts are looking strong with their first test victory. Vernan Philander heroics in the 1st test proved the fact that South Africa is unbeatable in their own den. South Africa may go unchanged with their side apart from Dale Steyn who is out with tissue damage. The Centurion pitch is hard with a lot of pace which comes as a bad news for India and as the match starts, each session will count if India desires to stay alive in this series.
The weather is likely to be good for the test, bright and sunny and there is no prediction of rain over the weekend. It will be interesting to see whether or not, India can make the road tough for South Africa and create history.