Watch India vs South Africa 2018 2nd Test Day 1 Highlights. In a week’s time, the most anticipated series of the season could be all over unless India can do what so many believe is the impossible, and pull off a heist at SuperSport Park. The enormity of the tourists’ task is not just based on what we saw last week at Newlands – that South Africa’s attack in their own conditions is match-winning – but on the history of the Centurion venue. Every subcontinent side, India included, that has played there has been beaten by an innings.
India have the attack to properly challenge South Africa, and they did at Newlands but they need the batsmen to stand up to the hosts’ pack. Even without Dale Steyn, South Africa have the depth to keep their foot on India’s throat. The newly structured South African XI will likely have four quicks and six specialist batsmen, unless the spinner is deemed surplus to requirements and a seventh batsman is added for security.
South Africa team/playing XI:
Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis (capt), Quinton de Kock (wk), Vernon Philander, Chris Morris/Lungi Ngidi, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel
India team/playing XI :
Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (capt), Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin, Hardik Pandya, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuveshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah