Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly is optimistic about Team India’s chances in South Africa, and his hopes lay with Pace attack, believing Indian bowlers are able to pick the Proteas wickets in Tests.
Team India will leave for South Africa in the last week of December to play three-Tests, six-ODIs and three-T20Is, starting from January 5.
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, India have done a brilliant job in all departments in the recent times across formats of the game that draws praise from many cricket pundits, who believes India will break jinx against Proteas by winning their historic Test series here, as the tourists have not won a Test series so far in South Africa. Although, many believe that India’s win almost depends on their pace attack and former Indian skipper also agree with the opinion but says Indian batter also have to post big runs to win a Test in South Africa, as he is confident that the bowlers are capable of picking wickets.
According to Cricbuzz, Ganguly said, “It won't be easy, that much I can tell you. But yes, we have a good team this time. If the batsmen are able to put up runs on the board, this attack can pick the wickets.”
Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Ganguly also believes that experiences of playing in South Africa will also help Indian batters in adjusting the conditions in the tough Proteas tour.
He further added, “Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay have all been to South Africa before. So, they have a good idea about the conditions there. And the best thing is that they are going back to South Africa as better players.”
As Indian bowling attack praised by many legends across the world and Ganguly also impressed with their recent show, but he was not in hurry in labeling it as country's best attack ever to set foot overseas.