Predicting highest run-scorer for India in South Africa vs India test series

Predicting highest run-scorer for India in South Africa vs India test series: The cricketing festival for the Indians is all set to begin on Boxing Day as team India lock horns against hosts, South Africa, in SuperSport Park Centurian. Team India and South Africa will be up against each other on 26th December to embark on the beginning of the South Africa tour with a test series.

The two captains will be eager to get rolling on the field. On one side, South African skipper, Dean Elgar will be enthusiastic to leave a strong mark in his first home test series as the skipper while Virat Kohli on the other side will be filled with fire to make a strong comeback with a long-deserved century.

India, the finest cricketing nation, has never won a test series against the Protea in their own backyard. This time, the squad is filled with immense fearlessness and zeal to turn the history by leaving the stamp of authority in the three-match test series.

The three matches test series in the Rainbow nation is scheduled to get underway on 26th December which is tomorrow. The other two test matches will begin on 3rd and 11th January respectively.

Ahead of the matches, we have brought to you the article Predicting the highest run-scorer for India in South Africa vs India test series.

Predicting highest run-scorer for India in South Africa vs India test series:

KL Rahul:

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Team India’s stand-in vice-captain for the Test series against South Africa, KL Rahul, is going to be a crucial asset for India going ahead in the series. The opening combination puts up the foundation and is the most essential aspect of batting.

India’s win against England came due to the success of Indian openers (Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul). KL scored 315 runs in 4 matches at an average of 39.38. Moreover, he also smacked a century against England at Lord’s cricket ground.

KL Rahul will be paired up with his companion Mayank Agarwal, in Rohit’s absence. Both the openers will have a larger job to fulfil. 

It is important to note that, KL Rahul had a poor last outing against South Africa in their own backyard. The Indian cricketer only managed to score 30 runs in 2 matches. 

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Virat Kohli:

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 03: Virat Kohli of India walks out to bat during day one of the Fourth Test match in the series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

The Indian red ball captain, Virat Kohli, will be gearing up to make his tour of South Africa a successful one. The recent past hasn’t been kind to the world’s most successful batsman.

Virat Kohli relinquished his T20 responsibilities, lost IPL 2021, lost T20 World Cup 2021 and lost his ODI captaincy as well. The upcoming test series against South Africa is going to be a defining one for Virat.

The Indian captain, moreover, will be looking to bring his 71st century in South Africa itself. Since August 2019, Virat hasn’t managed to touch the three figures, though he has successfully operated to cross 50 quite a lot.

Further ahead, Virat will be running high on confidence to bring India’s first test series win in South Africa.

Interestingly, Virat Kohli’s record against South Africa in South Africa has been a remarkable one. The Indian skipper has amassed 558 runs at an average of 55.80 in 5 matches. 

Cheteshwar Pujara:

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The test mainstay of Indian cricket, Cheteshwar Pujara will be hoping to get good runs off his bat in South Africa. Though the recent past hasn’t been memorable for Pujara either, he will be looking to shut his critic by some match-winning performances.

Pujara’s record in South Africa in the longest format is quite special. The Indian stalwart possesses a fine average of 31.61 in the 7 test matches he has featured in which he has plundered 411 runs.

A lot of India’s success is also dependent on Pujara’s performance that ensures Virat Kohli doesn’t come to bat when the ball is new. 

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