SA vs IND 2018: Leave balls outside off stump, Borde's advice to Indian batsmen in Centurion

The second Test match in Centurion starts tomorrow.

Chandu Borde advices  Indian players to leave balls outside off stump. (Mid day)

After the Indian batsmen were found susceptible outside the off stump in the first Test in Cape Town, former Indian batsman has a piece of advice for Virat Kohli and his boys going into the must-win match in Centurion. 

"First thing is to stay there on the wicket, which is important, and particularly to leave the ball that is pitched outside the off stump. Many of our batsmen were either caught behind or were caught in the slips," Borde told PTI in an interaction at his hometown.

"If that can be adjusted, and it is not very difficult to do, I am sure you can cope up with this kind of attack," said Borde, who has played 55 Tests for  India. 

Borde described the current Indian team as one of the best sides to visit South Africa and exuded confidence that the visitors would make a strong comeback in the second Test.

"Frankly, it (the first Test) was a good match. Now the South Africans must be worried about the way they got out in the second innings and the way our bowlers bowled there," he said.

"Our batsmen could not perform on that wicket, but I am sure in the second Test match, you will find a different Indian side. Because one thing I have observed, this is one of the best teams that is visiting South Africa. This team has got the potential, they have got the players who can perform really well in any sort of condition," he remarked.

Borde, however, asked Kohli and his men to be in a positive frame of mind as that would help them to drive the confidence to go for a win. 

"Virat Kohli has got a positive mind and is willing to face any team because his mindset is such that he likes to face the challenge with confidence.

"He has got that confidence and he brings that confidence in the players, so that motivates the players," Borde concluded. 

By Anshuman Roy - 12 Jan, 2018

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