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Siraj, Thampi, Avesh and Navdeep to Bowl to Kohli and Boys at the Nets in South Africa

This current Indian team is a force to reckon with, and stands a great chance to topple South Africa in their own backyard. The team has good reserves of batsmen, right from openers, to middle-order batters, and then the all-rounders, who would provide the stability to the batting in tough overseas conditions. Apart from that, India boasts of a pace battery, which is perhaps the best in the world right now

Baidurjo Bhose |Cricketnext |December 12, 2017, 2:53 PM IST
Siraj, Thampi, Avesh and Navdeep to Bowl to Kohli and Boys at the Nets in South Africa

New Delhi: This current Indian team is a force to reckon with, and stands a great chance to topple South Africa in their own backyard. The team has good reserves of batsmen, right from openers, to middle-order batters, and then the all-rounders, who would provide the stability to the batting in tough overseas conditions. Apart from that, India boasts of a pace battery, which is perhaps the best in the world right now.

The no. 1 Test team in the world is leaving no stone unturned, and want the best results from the much-hyped series. For the very same reason, the Indian team is going to take four net bowlers to the tour of South Africa, it has been reliably learnt.

Speaking to CricketNext, a senior BCCI official said,"The team will have four pacers to help at net sessions. They are Basil Thampi, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini."

-India's Tour game cancelled-

India's two-day tour game ahead of their three-match Test series in South Africa has been cancelled, Cricket South Africa (CSA) said on Monday. The Indians have instead, as per CSA, opted for training sessions on those days.

"Please be advised that the two-day warm-up match for India at Eurolux Boland Park will no longer be taking place. India have opted for training sessions on those days," the CSA said in a release.

No official reason has been given for the cancellation of the warm-up game but the change in schedule would mean that India will head into the Test series - starting January 5 next year in Cape Town - without a practice match.

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