1st October, 2019
India vs South Africa first test match 2019: South Africa team has come to India after four years for the three-match Test series. This test series for South Africa on Indian soil is not going to be easy, especially the pitch here which proves very helpful for the spinners. For the first Test, Virat Kohli has announced his team and has included R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja as two pure spinners in the team. Believe that these two bowlers will prove to be the biggest weapons for Virat in this Test series.
There is a specific reason why Ashwin and Jadeja will prove to be India's biggest weapons against South Africa. Just talk about a previous tour of South Africa. Prior to this tour, when the South African team visited India in 2015, a four-match Test series was played between the two countries. In this Test series, Team India won and the role of these two spinners of the Indian team was very important in this victory.
R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja did amazing
In 2015, four years ago, in the four-Test series, Proteas had to face defeat against India and in this test series, R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowled deadly especially Ashwin proved to be very deadly. Together these two bowlers took a total of 46 wickets in four Tests. That is, both of them had more than half their wickets against this team.
Ashwin and Jadeja were bowling like this
On the previous tour, in 2015, against South Africa, Ashwin took a total of 31 wickets in 4 Tests. In one of these innings, he did four wickets once, while in an innings, he did the job of taking five or more wickets four times. Talking about Jadeja, he did four wickets twice in an innings while twice for five or more wickets in the same innings. At that time the Proteas batsmen had no answer to their bowling. Ashwin's best performance was 7 for 66, while Jadeja was 5 for 21.
Hope to be once again
Virat Kohli, captain of Team India against South Africa, will have a lot of expectations from Ashwin and Jadeja in the Test series. Both these bowlers bowling very deadly on their soil, especially Ashwin proves to be very dangerous. Both the bowlers have a lot of experience in playing in India and due to the behavior of the Indian pitch as well as the conditions here, both of them wreak havoc on the opposing team. Once again, it will be expected that these two will definitely put together a class of South African batsmen.