Hindustan Times – Former Indian cricket team skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday said the side’s real test will be the two-month long tour of South Africa, starting in January.

Summary

  • Former Indian cricket team skipper Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday said the side’s real test will be the two-month long tour of South Africa, starting in January.
  • India are currently hosting Sri Lanka, who were beaten across all formats in their own den earlier this year.
  • “The Sri Lanka series will be challenging but India’s real test will be against South Africa,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the inaugural Jagmohan Dalmiya Conclave here.
  • The low-profile Sri Lanka series is seen as a prelude to the gruelling tour to South Africa, where they will play three Tests, six ODIs and three T20Is in January-February next year.
  • Azharuddin was part of the invitees as he had captained India in the CAB jubilee year Hero Cup in 1993.


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