India coach Rahul Dravid has said he expects Virat Kohli to return for the third and final Test against South Africa to be played in Cape Town from January 11-15. Dravid's comments came after India lost the second Test to South Africa by seven in the Wanderers, Johannesburg. Virat Kohli missed Test 2 due to a back spasm and was replaced by KL Rahul to lead the team.
"Virat Kohli should be fine by all accounts, he should be fine. He has a chance to run a little, he has a chance to test him a little. I hope, with some network sessions in Cape Town, he has to go," Dravid said during a virtual press conference, whatever. It was what I was listening to and reacting to, it should be ready in four days.
When asked about India's batsman performance so far in the series, Dravid said: "The terrain has been tough for both teams, South Africa's fourth inning was probably the best with the bats. Yes, as a hitting unit. We can see. To grab some crucial moments and when we have them. Partnerships, we can try to extend it. It was a challenge in the first rounds, but we could have scored another 55-60, which is a lot. It could have made a huge difference.”
“We would definitely like to do a little better. Maybe the players who start can turn them into 100. That was the difference in the first game, we scored a century for Rahul and ended up winning. Dean Elgar scored 96 points in this event and South Africa went on to win.
Dean Elgar played captain with 96 unbeaten as he tied in a 3-match series against India in a 1-1 draw to help the hosts win seven wickets.
After the rain broke, play finally resumed on the final day of the test match, with South Africa resuming the day with a score of 118/2. South Africa's Elgar and Pafuma came home in utter comfort with their victory as the hosts tied the 3-match Test series 1-1."
"Hanuma Vihari played very well in both rounds. He hit really well in the second half, Shreyas Iyer has done really well for us in the past. People have to cheer that they are doing well when the opportunity arises." It happens, it's the nature of the game and we can trust the way Harry played in this match."
"I wouldn't say we feel good in this match, we were in this match. We thought it wouldn't be easy to defend 240 in the final rounds, but hopefully, we'll have a better chance. It's kind of like an area we can strive to improve, but I wouldn't let it feel complacent.”
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