India test captain Virat Kohli addresses the press ahead of the third test match against South Africa in Cape Town, saying he is fit to play the series decision maker role . Speaking on Siraj’s injury, Kohli said the Indian speedster would not be in the Cape Town test due to a hamstring injury.
South Africa beat India by seven wickets in the Wanderers’ second test and tied the three-game series 1-1. India and South Africa will be eager for a resounding victory in Cape Town to secure victory in the series. the Virat KohliThe managed team will do their best to record their first-ever series victory in South Africa, while the Proteas will aim for their second straight Freedom Trophy victory over India in their own backyard.
India Test team captain Virat Kohli missed the second test match in Johannesburg with an upper back spasm, and KL Rahul led the camp in the absence of the regular skipper. However, India suffered its first ever test loss to South Africa at the Wanderers.
Meanwhile, Kohli has confirmed that he will return to the show’s decision-maker side in Cape Town.
“I’m absolutely in good shape,” said Virat Kohli at the pre-match press conference.
Indian speedster Mohammed Siraj suffered a hamstring injury in the opening innings of the second test match, and the point guard failed to keep his momentum going while bowling. Siraj was only able to throw 15.5 overs to the Wanderers due to his injury.
The Team India Test captain felt that Siraj was currently recovering and the race leader was not ready for the third test.
“Siraj is recovering and right now I don’t think he’s game ready. You can’t risk a guy who isn’t 110% as a quick pitcher,” Kohli said.
Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav are the favorites to replace Siraj in India playing XI for the third and final test in Cape Town. Kohli said team management will discuss and decide on Siraj’s replacement for the series decider.
“We still have to sit down, myself, the coach and the vice-captain to see who will play in his place (Siraj). It is difficult for us to decide who will play because everyone is playing well. healthy discussion. I would rather be in this position where we have so many options to consider, ”Kohli added.
The third and final test between India and South Africa is scheduled to start on January 11 in Cape Town.
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