India skipper Virat Kohli has said that this team is happy to fight fire with fire and the lively track on offer at the SuperSport Park in Centurion is no deterrent for his boys and they weren’t just mere words and the batsmen backed it with action as they kept facing short pitched deliveries at the nets.
But what did confuse many is whether we will see Parthiv Patel and Ajinkya Rahane come into the playing XI for the second Test, starting Saturday.
“It looks likely a really lively pitch. Exactly what we expected it to be and we actually wanted it to be that way so that both teams are into the contest provided they play some good cricket. We are pretty happy to see the wicket how it behaved in Cape Town that gave us many opportunities to stay in the game and make comebacks whenever we were put under pressure also. Yeah look, this pitch will again test us to play our best cricket and that is something that we are looking forward to.” Kohli said in the pre-match press conference.
The day before the match provides quite a picture of the team management’s thought process and the first to bat at the nets were Murali vijay, KL Rahul and Parthiv Patel. If that was no confusing enough, Parthiv was also seen fine-tuning his wicket-keeping skills. Wriddhiman Saha all this while was seen just helping out with throwdowns as the slip catching session was on.
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