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India's probable XI for the second South Africa Test is Prasidh, Avesh, and Mukesh in a three-way contest that Ashwin-Jadeja switch.
Jan 04, 2024 03:00 pm

India's playing eleven against South Africa in the second Test will undoubtedly change. Prasidh's destiny is uncertain, but Jadeja is a given. When will Avesh debut? The South Africa series of 2023–2024 was hailed as India’s finest opportunity to take on the ultimate frontier, which had been unbeaten for 31 years. Following Centurion’s defeat last week, it added another year to its record. After skipper Temba Bavuma was sidelined due to an injury, South Africa was down to 10 men, but the hosts won the first game of the series in three days, losing by an innings and 32 runs. Subsequently, India faced more difficulties as they lost two World T20 points due to their slow over rate, which caused them to drop from first place to sixth. At least in South Africa, where India will play their second and final series game in Cape Town, the city in which they have never won a game, the journey back will only become more difficult. At the SuperSport Park, India achieved 245 and 131 in the two innings, but the fast bowlers went unnoticed after the visitors gave up 408 runs, particularly debutant Prasidh Krishna and bowling all-rounder Shardul Thakur, who together gave up 194 runs for three wickets. Following the loss, Thakur faced harsh criticism from experts, while some expressed sympathy for Prasidh. Which one should India play in the final Test match at Newlands—the two or both?