Team India can make changes in the playing XI for the second test

Virat Kohli, the captain of the Indian Test team, is not known for changing winning combinations. In the Centurion Test, India defeated South Africa by 113 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. In conquering the fort of Centurion, Team India did not have to exert much effort.
The series’ second Test match will begin on Monday at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. Although Team India (IND v SA 2nd Test) should enter the second Test with a winning combination, due to the Wanderers’ pitch, pacer Umesh Yadav was selected instead of Shardul Thakur in the playing XI. It’s possible.

For seam all-rounders in the playing XI, Virat Kohli has always been a priority. Despite the fact that the Wanderers’ pitch is grassed. Seam and swing bowlers can both benefit in this situation. Umesh’s bowling is aided by this wicket, as he can consistently bowl fuller length deliveries at 135 mph.

In the Centurion Test, Shardul was unable to stand out. In his 16 overs of bowling, he only took two wickets. He only managed to score 4 and 10 runs while batting. Umesh can be a good option as a fourth seamer in this situation.

Hanuma Vihari, on the other hand, may be given a chance to replace R Ashwin. Hanuma Vihari’s inclusion in the playing XI can help India’s batting. Hanuma can also bowl 10 to 15 overs of spin in a day. In the absence of R Ashwin, he can be fed. In the second innings of the Centurion Test, Ashwin took the final two wickets.

In the second test, India’s starting XI could be as follows:

KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin/Hanuma Vihari, Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Jasprit Bumra

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