Virat Kohli And Ravi Shastri Are Getting Trolled For Dropping Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Kohli has asked the batsmen to step up following the loss in the opening Test

Kohli has asked the batsmen to step up following the loss in the opening Test

His job is to score big runs and make an impact with the bat.

"You have to be open to those suggestions, but I'll have to give this one to "Faffie", he said.

"Sitting here as a batsman, the first priority is to win games".

Some of them played reckless shots - which would have worked on a slow pitch - in the first Test and coming into the second game, they would have got a measure of the task ahead.

In contrast, the Karnataka batsman has been in good touch and with both the openers failing in the first Test, Rahul is likely to pad up along with Vijay for the second Test at Centurion, starting Saturday. "Last week was very hot". "But we chose to go with this combination and current form was definitely the criterion", added Kohli. For us it's about making sure we don't take a step back and rely on a 1-0 lead.

Pacers account for more than twice as many Test wickets outside the subcontinent as spinners, a Mint analysis of ESPNcricinfo data shows. They will have taken a lot of positives from that match, and they will feel they weren't far off. "What matters is what we are going to do from tomorrow onwards to try and win this Test match", Kohli put up a courageous front as he signed off.

In one aspect of the game India has made giant strides over the past decade.

India would have suffered more embarrassment if all-rounder Hardik Pandya had not come up with an audacious 93 in the first innings. If not, we try and shape the team in other ways. If you pick three seamers, he will consistently have to be on the money.

Since the start of 2016 he has taken 108 test wickets at an average of 21.34 and has a career strike-rate of 39.2 that is better than veterans Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel.

To make matters worse, the Newlands pitch was an exception even by South African standards - along with pace and bounce, it had significant sideways movement too, a fact Faf du Plessis acknowledged in the post-match interview.

The Proteas are expected to retain the remainder of their bowling attack with Philander leading and the Test no.1 bowler in the mix as well.

Kagiso Rabada: Incredible athlete - I think that's his strongest attribute.

"You get a fair idea about where to bowl and what kind of lines to bowl".

"It's always challenging whenever you come to a new country". "The batting didn't come out well so I'm not anxious on the bowling front at all".

Going with an extra pace option would mean only six batsmen, but du Plessis welcomed that challenge.

"Generally‚ Centurion does not spin that much but there is a thick layer of brown grass on it and it is not something that we are used to here". So it's an unknown. "We've asked for pace and bounce, so hopefully we will get that", he said.

AB de Villiers' aggression in innings of 65 and 35 was a key factor for South Africa.

Recommended News

  • Mueller investigates to what degree justice was obstructed

    Mueller investigates to what degree justice was obstructed

    Norway is a major supporter of the global pact, but Trump said the proposed restrictions on energy use hurt American businesses. Trump said he believed that the Russian leader was honest in his denials of interfering with the 2016 race.

    Thomas Fire 100 Percent Contained As Of Friday Morning

    Heavy rain in the early hours of Tuesday morning triggered flooding and mudflows in areas burned by wildfires past year . Los Padres National Forest officials flew over the scorched land Thursday and determined that it was fully contained.
    Rohingya insurgents regrouping to fight Myanmar state

    Rohingya insurgents regrouping to fight Myanmar state

    Reported by Htet Arkar, Kyaw Zaw Win, Tin Aung Khine, and Thinn Thiri for RFA's Myanmar Service. They sat down, and some documents were handed over.
  • Commission wants European Union  to invest 1bn in supercomputing

    Commission wants European Union to invest 1bn in supercomputing

    Today's initiative will pool investments to establish leading European supercomputers and big data infrastructure. That poses a risk that sensitive personal information, trade secrets and other data could leak or be stolen.
    Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring

    Rory McIlroy reveals heart ailment that will require monitoring

    However, the four-time major victor has since released a statement on Instagram downplaying any health fears. Despite starting the year outside the top 10, McIlroy told the Telegraph that he's ready to compete.

    Tesla (TSLA) Upgraded to "Buy" at Vetr

    Miracle Mile Advsrs Limited Liability Company reported 714 shares or 0.04% of all its holdings. 597 are owned by Hollencrest Secs. More notable recent Tesla, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) rating on Friday, July 8. (NASDAQ:TSLA) on Tuesday, August 8 to "Buy" rating.
  • India can't just chop-and-change in every game, suggests Sourav Ganguly

    India can't just chop-and-change in every game, suggests Sourav Ganguly

    What impressed me most today was he wanted to bowl more overs. India will have to bottle down and fight hard in the batting.
    Serena absence gives chance for a new superstar to emerge

    Serena absence gives chance for a new superstar to emerge

    She recalled: "I was like, a Doppler? I told you, I need a CT scan and a heparin drip", she remembers telling the team. The next day, Williams said she felt short of breath and grew concerned she might be having a pulmonary embolism .
    Tottenham eyeing Lucas Moura

    Tottenham eyeing Lucas Moura

    Struggling to get regular playing time at PSG , it is high time that the 25-year-old star made a move to reinvigorate his career. United reportedly only want to pay half of what Les Parisiens are holding out for, and would also agree to an initial loan deal.
  • Australian Open 2018: 5 first round matches to watch

    Australian Open 2018: 5 first round matches to watch

    Nadal nearly claimed a second Australian Open title past year , only to be edged by Roger Federer in a thrilling final. That fifth set against Rafa was maybe the best set I've ever played.
    Buffalo Bills Playoff Preview, Part 2: Game Breakdown

    Buffalo Bills Playoff Preview, Part 2: Game Breakdown

    Honestly, it wouldn't be that much of a difference between the two at this point from a playing level perspective. Their shaky pass protection plays right into the hands of Calais Campbell and the Jaguars' ferocious edge rush.
    Spielberg's 'The Post' revives the thrill in political thrillers

    Spielberg's 'The Post' revives the thrill in political thrillers

    Spielberg saw an opportunity to comment on our odd American moment and committed himself to realizing his vision in record time . Any film that reminds audiences a free press is vital because it wields the power to unseat a risky president is a welcome one.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.