SA vs IND: Team India sweats it out in practice session at 'picturesque' Cape Town ahead of final Test

SA vs IND: Team India sweats it out in practice session at ‘picturesque’ Cape Town ahead of final Test

India are coming off a seven-wicket defeat and bouncing back would be a challenge for them.

Indian players practicing ahead of the 2nd Test
Indian players practicing (Photo Source: Twitter/BCCI)

Stakes will be incredibly high when South Africa will take on India in the third and final Test of the series. The encounter, which takes place at the Newlands in Cape Town, will get underway on January 11. With the series being poised at 1-1, the winner of the final Test will walk away with the series victory. Notably, India have never won a Test series in the rainbow nation.

Hence, they would be chasing history in Cape Town. With so much to play for, Team India is leaving no stones unturned in the training sessions. The official Twitter page of BCCI and many players have shared the glimpses of their practice sessions on social media, leaving the fans excited. Now, it would be interesting to see whether these efforts pay off or not.

Here are the pictures from India’s practice session

Meanwhile, India are coming off a seven-wicket defeat and bouncing back would be a challenge for them. It also must be noted that KL Rahul led India in the previous game as Virat Kohli missed the fixture due to an upper back spasm. Fortunately for the visitors, he’s all but likely to regain fitness for the final game. Team India’s head coach Rahul Dravid indicated the same while addressing the media.

Virat Kohli should be fine from all accounts: Rahul Dravid

Virat Kohli should be fine from all accounts, he should be fine. He has had the opportunity to run around a little bit, he has had the opportunity to test it a little bit. Hopefully with a couple of net sessions in Cape Town, he should be good to go. Everything I am hearing and just having a chat with him, he should be good to go in four days time,” said Dravid during a virtual press conference.

Meanwhile, Dravid also acknowledged that India would need to bat better in Cape Town. “Certainly, we would like to bat a little better. Maybe the guys who got starts could have converted them into 100s. That was the difference in the first game, we had Rahul scoring century for us and we ended up on the winning side. Dean Elgar scored 96 in this Test and South Africa ended up on the winning side,” he added.