The South African cricket team won the first Test of their home series against India. The Indian team ended the Test match with 72 runs short. South Africa may have one the first Test in the three-match series, but India is confident for the upcoming Test.
Bowler, Jusprit Bumrah, had the following to say: “It was a good first Test. It was a good learning experience for me because I have never played over here in South Africa. So I had a lot of things to learn from it. Now it is time to move forward and focus on the second Test.”
There are some that have claimed that the team’s confidence has been dented. Bumrah explained that if a team loses confidence after a single defeat, then the team does not deserve to be playing.
The Indian cricket team did a full practice session in order to prepare for the upcoming second Test.
South African Team Visits India House
On Thursday, the Indian cricket team took some time out from cricket to put on their formal clothes. The team went for a visit to India House in Johannesburg.
Shikhar Dhawan Tweeted: “A good outing with the guys at the High Commissioner’s house in Johannesburg! Great to see everyone in the new formal outfits.”
India’s cricket team also met up with Ali Bacher, a former South African cricketer. Bacher is an administrator of the United Cricket Board of South Africa.
Second Test Match Coming Soon
The second Test match in South Africa is set to begin on Saturday, 13th January 2018. The match will end on Wednesday, 17th January 2018.
This Test will be played in Supersport Park in Centurion.
The third Test is set for 24th – 28th January at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
One Day International matches begin on 1st February 2018.