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India Tour of South Africa - 2018

ShivRaJ

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South Africa V India 2nd Test Match:

Did you know?

- Hashim Amla has scored 1202 runs in Centurion at 80.13 while AB de Villiers's 1157 runs have come at 60.89. On the other hand, Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar averages only 33.60 and 14.00 respectively from their four and three Tests at Centurion.

- Spinners average 47.88 from 22 Tests in Centurion and the numbers go higher for the visiting spinners - 52.85 - both the poorest among the five major Test venues in South Africa.

- Mohammed Shami needs one more wicket to become the seventh Indian pacer to reach the milestone of 100 wickets. If he gets there in his next Test (29th), he will be the third fastest among the seven, after Kapil Dev (25) and Irfan Pathan (28).

- The last five first-innings scores in Cenurion reads 409, 397, 552, 475 and 481, and the sides posting those went on to win the respective Tests.
 

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Ready to :wall: if Second Test too is not full screen, and its seeming highly unlikely too.
 

Sagar

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This second test is very important for team India, this can deside everything of this young team. We had more experienced team under Dhoni's captaincy but they couldn't win test series in SA, ENG & AUS, imagine how difficult is it! India touring SA with 8 successive series win but all 8 series were easier than this one. Hope India will win both remaining games like they did last year in home!
 

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Why all these talks about wicket keeping going on.
Before coming up with any Expert opinions (to everyone who criticizing Saha), keep in mind, if Saha wasn't there, India would have lost the test by Innings margin.
 

Gobinaath

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keep in mind, if Saha wasn't there, India would have lost the test by Innings margin.
U mean 1st test bro ??

If means ur referring their batting or something else ??
 

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They must be mad dropping Saha who broke MS Dhoni's record of most dismissals in a test match (10 Catches) and Bhuvi who had very good test match both with the ball as well as bat. Ishant also deserves to play as someone needs to hold one end without leaking runs and Ishant is a master of that. But replacing Bhuvi might not be a good idea. Ashwin will have no scope with this bowling on this pitch so may be Ishant could come in place of Ash for this test. And for the future who ever among this 5 pace bowlers perfom consistently should get the nod when Ashwin or Jadeja comes in when the conditions are good for spinners.
 

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They must be mad dropping Saha who broke MS Dhoni's record of most dismissals in a test match (10 Catches) and Bhuvi who had very good test match both with the ball as well as bat. Ishant also deserves to play as someone needs to hold one end without leaking runs and Ishant is a master of that. But replacing Bhuvi might not be a good idea. Ashwin will have no scope with this bowling on this pitch so may be Ishant could come in place of Ash for this test. And for the future who ever among this 5 pace bowlers perfom consistently should get the nod when Ashwin or Jadeja comes in when the conditions are good for spinners.
Saha keeping well but parthiv can bat well than saha.its good decision to include him.rohit sharma should get replaced by rahane
 

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if india will win the toss today then i am going to subscribe Sony Ten channels:undecided:
 

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I know that Saha is a good keeper but the 10 dismissals you are talking about were not very difficult chances..any keeper with experience would have easily done the same..Parthiv might be a better batsman than him..So I am in favour of incluaion