Jasprit Bumrah take centre stage


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India Tour of South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah take centre stage as Virat Kohli & Co undergo Day 2 training; Dravid & Ashwin discuss spin bowling – See Pics

India Tour of South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah take centre stage, Dravid & Ashwin discuss spin bowling: Team India’s preparation for the 1st Test at Centurion is in full swing. After Virat-Kohli & Rahul Dravid’s special session, it was time for bowlers to take the centre stage. India’s pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah toiled hard to get back in rhythm while head coach Rahul Dravid and ace spinner R Ashwin were seen discussing some spin bowling on Day 2 of training. Follow InsideSport.in for more updates.

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India Tour of South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah take centre stage as Virat Kohli & Co undergo Day 2 training; Dravid & Ashwin discuss spin bowling – See Pics

Jasprit Bumrah take centre stage:

On Sunday (December 19), BCCI shared glimpses of India’s second day of training in South Africa through its official Twitter handle. In the pictures shared India’s pace attack led by Jasprit Bumrah can be seen training and bowling to get acclimatized to the alien conditions.

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Jasprit Bumrah bowling during Day 2 of India’s training session

Jasprit Bumrah, who was rested from the home series against New Zealand, will be returning to red-ball format with the 1st Test in Centurion. The last time Bumrah bowled in South African pitches, he accounted for 14 wickets in just 3 games, including a maiden fifer.

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Dravid & Ashwin discuss spin bowling:

When last time R Ashwin played at Centurion, he picked up 5 wickets. India’s ace offspinner has picked up 7 wickets on South African soil and was seen discussing some spin bowling tips with India’s newly appointed head coach Rahul Dravid.

India Tour of South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah take centre stage as Virat Kohli & Co undergo Day 2 training; Dravid & Ashwin discuss spin bowling - See Pics
Rahul Dravid & R Ashwin discussing spin bowling on Day 2 training session

After the Test series win in-home, Rahul Dravid will be eying to guide Virat Kohli & Co. to their first Test series win on South African soil. Dravid’s coaching tenure so far has seen a 3-0 clean sweep in T20I & 1-0 Test series win over New Zealand in home conditions.

Check out India’s Day 2 at training:

India Tour of South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah take centre stage as Virat Kohli & Co undergo Day 2 training; Dravid & Ashwin discuss spin bowling – See Pics

Team India so far has visited South Africa seven times in the past. But has, failed to win a Test series on South African soil. Can they claim their 1st Test series win this time?

India in South Africa Test Series

Series/Tournament Season Winner Margin
India in South Africa Test Series 1992/93 South Africa 1-0 (4)
India in South Africa Test Series 1996/97 South Africa 2-0 (3)
India in South Africa Test Series 2001/02 South Africa 1-0 (2)
India in South Africa Test Series 2006/07 South Africa 2-1 (3)
India in South Africa Test Series 2010/11 drawn 1-1 (3)
India in South Africa Test Series 2013/14 South Africa 1-0 (2)
Freedom Trophy (India in South Africa Test Series) 2017/18 South Africa 2-1 (3)

 

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Virat Kohli-led Indian side that will play three-match Test series starting December 26 in Centurion. The second and third Test match will be played in Johannesburg and Cape Town from January 03 and January 11 respectively.


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