Before the Do-Or-Die Test vs. South Africa: Intriguing Details of India's Practice

The first Test of 2024 for the Indian cricket team is a do-or-die one. The Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team needs a win to draw the Test series against South Africa in Cape Town. After an embarrassing loss by an innings and 32 runs, the Indian cricket team has its task cut out for the second Test. There will be much intrigue surrounding India's playing XI too. Many experts have predicted that there will be two changes in the XI. Ravichandran Ashwin may make way for Ravindra Jadeja, while Mukesh Kumar may replace Prasidh Krishna.

The practice session before the test was interesting, with Virat Kohli showing great intent.

Rohan Deshmukh, who covered the practice session for Star Sports, said in a video on Monday, "Many players came around 9:30 AM. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gill started the proceedings. Virat Kohli and Shubman Gil played six balls each on the centre wickets. In front of them were Mohammed Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, and Ravichandran Ashwin. They played for around half an hour. They face bowling of specific lengths."

"It was a good practice. They then went to the nets. There is also a batter for 20 minutes. Virat Kohli was focused. Unhone aas paas jitne bhi camerapersons, then unko side me kiya. He wanted a practice with intent."



Jan 2, 2024 12:02 PM