SA vs IND 2018: Former SA skipper Kepler Wessels impressed by Indian's pace battery

Rain washed out the second day's play at Newlands.

Bhuvi picked up 4 wickets on the opening day of the Cape Town Test. (Getty)

The Indian pace bowling attack managed to bowl out the South African batting line up in the very first morning of the Cape Town Test. 

Speaking to the Telegraph, Wessels said, “An improved pace attack is India’s USP. India’s batting has always been good, but this crop of pacemen give it a different look.”

When asked if Virat Kohli’s captaincy has made a difference to the side, the 60-year-old said, “Yes, definitely. Virat is aggressive, he’s positive and that has rubbed off on the team. Obviously, Virat likes leading from the front… He injects that high dose of self-belief as well.”

The former SA skipper also kept a word on the current South African Test skipper Faf du Plessis and his approach of the game so far. “He hasn’t stopped scoring runs since becoming the Test captain. Faf has controlled things admirably" said Kepler. 

“Look, I haven’t followed things too closely, but if you’re the vice-captain like Rahane is, you’re expected to feature in the XI… Maybe, they shouldn’t have named him the vice-captain. I must add that I quite like Rahane’s batting" concluded Kepler keeping a word on Rahane's exclusion from the Indian line up for the first Test. 


By Anshuman Roy - 08 Jan, 2018

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