A small discussion on Indian cricket team's next visit to South AfricaIndian cricket team has now been playing with Srilanka. Immediately after this home series in both Test and ODI, the team would visit South Africa. South African tour is always very tough and Indian team won't get any rest before the overseas tour. So, it is a matter of concern for the team. Let's discuss India's batting and bowling options for the oncoming tour.
Let's consider batting batting first. Virat Kohli is showing sublime tourch. He has been playing one after another great inning. But there is possibility that Law of Averages would catch him in South Africa. Then what would be India's option? Cheteshwar Pujara has to play a lead role in India's batting at South Africa. While he is technically competent, but is pronoe to injuries. Ajinkya Rahane is going through a terrible phase. Sikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma are too unpredictable to depend upon. Another unsung hero of the team, Murli Vijay, will be watched very closely. Wriddhiman Saha, Ashwin and Jadeja are also improving as lower-order batsmen, but it would be much to expect to be fulcrums of the batting.
So far as bowling is concerned, India's two main bowling weapons, Ashwin and Jadeja, will have to improvise a lot to produce brilliant performance in South African wickets. Shami and Ishant Sharma are bowling well nowadays, but they are also prone to injuries. Bhubaneshwar Kumar and Umesh Yadav will be watched during this tour.
We, the supporters of Indian team, expect stellar performance from all players of the team during this overseas tour.