The Tribune – India – SportPosted at: Dec 31, 2017, 1:50 AM; last updated: Dec 31, 2017, 1:50 AM (IST)Balance, the key for KohliTips India’s all-round team to end 25-year drought in South AfricaIndia coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli address a press conference in Cape Town.

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  • SportPosted at: Dec 31, 2017, 1:50 AM; last updated: Dec 31, 2017, 1:50 AM (IST)Balance, the key for KohliTips India’s all-round team to end 25-year drought in South AfricaIndia coach Ravi Shastri and captain Virat Kohli address a press conference in Cape Town.
  • AP/PTICape Town, December 30India feel they have the right balance in their squad to break new ground and win a series in South Africa for the first time, to underline their top ranking in Test cricket, captain Virat Kohli said on Saturday.
  • Though India, top of the International Cricket Council’s Test rankings, have won their last nine Test series in a row, stretching back to August 2015, their record in South Africa is poor.
  • ‘Warm-up pitch wouldn’t have been close to Test track’Kohli today justified his team’s decision of not playing a warm-up game ahead of the Test series as the track on offer would not have been even “15 per cent” of what it will be at the Newlands.
  • No Indian team has ever won an ODI or Test series in South Africa.


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