India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 5, 2018

India vs South Africa 1st Test Day 1 Highlights – Jan 5, 2018, SA v Ind highlights today – First test day one from Newlands, Cape Town (South Africa) Friday 5th January 2018. From a very long time, Indian team played many series at home which means their first test can be much difficult in South Africa because of the weather and pitch conditions. India had not lost any series during this time at home. India had not won any series against South Africa in South Africa from past twenty-five years and now they have a chance because their team performance and players form is on top position.

Toss: ?

India team/playing XI
1 M Vijay, 2 Shikhar Dhawan/KL Rahul, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rohit Sharma/Hardik Pandya, 7 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 8 R Ashwin, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Mohammed Shami.

South Africa team/playing XI
1 Dean Elgar, 2 Aiden Markram, 3 Hashim Amla, 4 Faf du Plessis (capt), 5 AB de Villiers/Temba Bavuma 6 Quinton de Kock (wk), 7 Andile Phehlukwayo/Chris Morris, 8 Vernon Philander, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Dale Steyn/Morne Morkel, 11 Keshav Maharaj.

One of the symptoms of a correct pitch is when you don’t know what you favor to do if you win the toss. This Newlands pitch has that quality. Normally you desire to bat first, as teams have achieved in forty four of the fifty four Tests here, however with a first rate amount of grass left on it, and if the tablecloth covers the mountain between the toss and the begin of the match, you could stop up getting bundled out. Sides losing the toss have gained more Newlands Tests than the ones winning: 22 to 21. To go with the grass, there are vertical cracks on the pitch, reminding one journalist of the 47 all out the game here, however Philander stated that pitch surely regarded flatter than this and that at Newlands it used to be greater about the overheads. If there is a north-westerly blowing, the ball moves around a lot more. If there is a cloud cover, things get challenging for the batsmen. Only the first and the fourth days of the Test are forecast to be cloudy and breezy.

Highlights will be available after end of the play.

Match Timings: 10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

India tour of South Africa 1st Test Highlights

Umpires – Michael Gough, Richard Kettleborough
TV Umpires – Paul Reiffel
Match Referee – Chris Broad
Reserve Umpire – Bongani Jele
Match number – Test no. 2292

Viral sickness to Ravindra Jadeja has made one selection for India on the spin front. However, Shikhar Dhawan has been declared fit, and India will have to select between his aggression and left-handedness, and KL Rahul’s extra solid however less explosive game. Umesh Yadav is probably to be the one to miss out amongst the quick bowlers. The other resolution choice to be made is between Rohit Sharma and Hardik Pandya. Again that depends on the conditions. The more bowling-friendly the pitch, the likelier Rohit is to play.South Africa are much less sure than India. Du Plessis has referred to as this the most tough selection: he would possibly have to pick out between AB de Villiers and Temba Bavuma, Andile Phehlukwayo and Chris Morris, and Steyn and Morne Morkel. And then there could be a entire new aggregate whereby they don’t play an all-rounder at all.

Right now they are probably to play a seam-bowling allrounder – in large phase due to the query marks over the fitness of their returning quicks. They do no longer favor to be in a state of affairs where one of them breaks down, and then they are left with just two quicks and a spinner. Bavuma or de Villiers may also have to sit down out if either Phehlukwayo or Morris plays. Du Plessis is back and will captain the side. Keeping transformation goals in consideration, if Morris plays, de Villiers may sit down out, and Bavuma might omit out if Phehlukwayo plays. Steyn is 5 wickets brief of turning into South Africa’s most prolific bowler, but he might just have to wait for his probability as South Africa will have to pick between him and Morne Morkel, who displayed nice form in the suit towards Zimbabwe.

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