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De Villiers happy with South Africa's India preparation

14 January 2018

It's in my blood, like it is for every other team member and the team management. He was also talking about 'India's opportunity to prove that the defeat to England in the summer was an aberration'. "We know what we want to do", he said. They were World ODI champions.

In the absence of Dhawan, Karnataka's KL Rahul, who hit peak form during the recently concluded T20I series against Sri Lanka, is expected to open alongside Vijay.

A amusing thing happened at St George's Park on Tuesday a moment after Zimbabwe's Chris Mpofu had Keshav Maharaj caught in the gully to reduce South Africa to 309/9. India's winning streak began with the 2015 tour of Sri Lanka. "I know that the guys will get the best XI on the field against India for the first Test". Kohli had a good tour four years earlier when he scored a hundred at Johannesburg but this version of Kohli is much more superior and Indian supporters will be banking on their captain big time. Sanjay Leela Bhansali's controversial film Padmavati starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor, and Ranveer Singh came in on more fourth position followed by Hrithik Roshan's Kaabil on the fifth position.

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India's bowling attack in Tests was once again spearheaded by the spin twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. He retired. VVS Laxman, another veteran... another legend, didn't play another Test.

Hardik Pandya has been a welcome change for Indian cricket which has always struggled for an allrounder since the great Kapil Dev. In the second T20 Sharma, who led India in the absence of newly-wed Kohli, equalled the fastest century in this format to set up an easy 88-run victory. They are ranked World No 1 in Tests.

Cheteshwar Pujara became the rock of the Indian middle order by churning out consistent performances with the willow. They can talk up a storm too. Afghanistan to play their first ever Test in India The obsession to produce super-fit machines is making the yo-yo test more important than playing a sublime late-cut and maybe, we are losing out on characters who made the sport what it once was.

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South Africa have chosen not to name a reserve wicketkeeper which suggests they believe Quinton de Kock should pull up well from his hamstring strain by the time the first ball is bowled on January 5. "So we ended up doing well because we were excited about what we were going to do and that excitement is very important to maintain". We did very well against them.

Expectations were high ahead of the one-off four-day day-night Test and Heath Streak's men appeared up to the task after restricting the star-studded South African batting line-up to 309 for nine declared on the opening day on Tuesday. It is the heat of the contest, the fierceness of the battle, the overcoming of long odds that thrills.

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De Villiers happy with South Africa's India preparation