The Indian cricket team will take the field to play the first match of the 2-match Test series against South Africa on 26 December. This match between the two teams will be played at SuperSport Park in Centurion. The Indian team will come out on the field to play with its full potential, for which the team sweated profusely in the nets on 24th December. Virat Kohli, who returned home after a sudden break, has also joined the team in Centurion and is certain to play in the first Test match as well. Kohli is going to play a very important role as a batsman in this Test series because till now his bat has been seen speaking strongly in the previous tours in Africa in the Test format.
Kohli averages more than 50 in Tests in Africa
Virat Kohli has so far played 7 Test matches in South Africa, in which he has scored 719 runs in 14 innings at an average of 51.36, during which Kohli has seen 3 half-centuries and 2 century innings. Out of these, one of Kohli’s centuries came at SuperSport Park itself when the Indian team played a Test match here in the beginning of 2018 and Kohli scored 153 runs in the team’s first innings in that match. If we look at Kohli’s record on this ground of Centurion, he has scored 211 runs in four innings of 2 matches at an average of 52.75, which also includes a century.
Kohli’s record in Test was like this
If we look at Virat Kohli’s overall record against South Africa in the Test format, he has scored 1236 runs in 24 innings of 14 Test matches at an average of 56.18, which includes three centuries and four half-centuries. In such a situation, if the Indian team has to win the Test series in South Africa for the first time, then Kohli’s form is going to be very important for the team. However, the two fast bowlers of Kohli’s African team, Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada, can become a big threat because in the Test, Rabada has made Kohli his victim three times while Ngidi has made him his victim four times.
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