Prime News, National and International Sport, Pune, October 9:- After a convincing performance in the first Test at Visakhapatnam, India will now take on South Africa in the second Test at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune starting Thursday (October 10).
Virat Kohli and his troops lead the three-match series 1-0 courtesy of their 203-run victory in Visakhapatnam. The hosts will now look to take an unassailable lead and put the series to bed even before the caravan moves to the final destination in Ranchi.
There is an old adage which says “don’t tinker with things that aren’t broken” and the Indian team management would look to stick with it for the forthcoming match. However, minor tweaking can be done in the middle-order and bowling department to ease burden on pacers.
Opener Rohit Sharma will be one of the first names on team sheet after his sensational performance in Visakhapatnam. The stylish right-hander slammed two majestic centuries to set-up an emphatic victory for India and in the process, he also has virtually cemented his place at the top in longest format, like in ODIs and T20Is. (Inputs: Agencies, NGB)