India aim to salvage repute against South Africa in Jo'burg

Former South Africa wicketkeeper Mark Boucher feels the Indian cricket team’s below-par slip fielding proved to be one of the major factors in its Test series loss against South Africa

But this team has done that. "Each and every single game we play, this series might be won, but we want to win this game".

There is a real threat that it could be adapted for use in the current climate.

Rahane though is likely to be in the playing XI for the third Test as India are looking to include an extra batsman on what is expected to be another green-top at The Wanderers. But as is the case with most team selections, the final call will be taken by Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri in the evening. India had used the services of Ashwin in the first two Tests. One is that India have never lost a Test at the Wanderers, something du Plessis admitted surprised him.

The Indian captain added: "We have looked at the positives from the first two games as well".

The home side, on the other hand, will only be glad about the greenish tinge on the Jo'burg surface. South Africa won't be taking things easy as they try closing in on India in the rankings.

The Wanderers, also known as the "Bull Ring" is expected to have the zip and nip that we've grown accustomed to see even on previous tours. But they do have another four-Test series against Australia coming up and in that light, they might look to test their bench strength. He has also been superb in the slips and wherever he has been posted in the outfield. "The hype is obviously about the pitch, about what India will get to play on". Between the Tests, questions have been raised about his leadership. If they have a good start with the bat or ball, that's when you can put a team down. The test of his captaincy is only just beginning. Chris Morris is away on paternity leave. Don't count against an all-seam attack.

Till date Smith remains one of the most clam and composed captains who also attained huge success and led his team like an inspiration. With the rains predicted for the next four days, there will be movement in the air and off the pitch as well.

The hosts are going to make it as hard as possible though as the surface at Johannesburg has an even covering of grass that has tempted both the teams to go in with anall outpace attack.

"The South Africans are happy with the wicket". Amla will be the slowest to the mark.

"Except for Kohli's 153 (Centurion), Pandya's 93 (Cape Town), there's wasn't any substantial knock from any of the other batsmen".

"I think, Virat Kohli needs some players who can point out his mistakes on the field", Sehwag said in a show on "India TV". "And at the end of the day's play, if we want to talk about the auction a little bit, we can do that but to make sure that the next day, when it's Test match time again, we are switched on and focused". Their bowing is good. Their bowling is good, they have come here with a good seam attack and if you have that you will be able to compete.

"Whether we go for an all-rounder to give us that option in terms of batting and bowling or generally what you can do is to play seven batters and four seamers".

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