After coming back hard in the T20I series against India, South Africa is set to lock horns against the men in blue for a three-game Test series. Knowing the bowling strength of hosts and the sub-continent conditions, it is needless to say that spin is going to play a crucial factor in the series.
Talking about spin, South Africa must note that Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja possess an elite bowling record against them.
In 7 games, Ashwin claimed 38 wickets to average just 17.58. On the other hand, Jadeja’s bowling average drops to 13.90 as the left-arm spinner managed 29 scalps in 5 Test matches.
With these two expected to form a sturdy spin attack for the blue team, things aren’t looking great for the rainbow nation. Moreover, the retirement of cricketers like Hashim Amla adds to the equation of difficulty.
Nevertheless, skipper Faf du Plessis was confident of producing a strong show. It remains to be seen how South Africa fares in their upcoming assignment against India.