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South Africa embark on Mission: (Almost) Impossible

We preview the upcoming 3-Test series between India and South Africa – where points count for the World Test Championship.

Talking Points:

A rivalry that often goes under the radar

South Africa’s historically impressive record in Asia

An inexperienced batting line-up coming up against the world’s best side

A chance for Markram, Bavuma and de Kock to step it up

The Rabada threat

The prospect of Maharaj and Muthusamy spinning India out

Bumrah’s absence

Rohit’s presence at the top of the order

Unlucky Umesh, unluckier Bhuvi

And can Kohli raise his game to Smithesque levels?

Participants:

Rohit Sankar (@imRohit_SN)

Ashoka Rao (@abvan)

Siddhartha Vaidyanathan (@sidvee)

Related:

Interview with South Africa’s performance analyst Prasanna Raman – Rohit Sankar

India v West Indies series review – 81allout podcast

Deconstructing Rohit Sharma – Aakash Chopra

Maharaj hoping to learn from “best in the world” Herath – Andrew Fidel Fernando

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