Aakash Chopra believes that the absence of South African bowler Enrique Norkhia is beneficial for Team India.
Indian team is currently on South Africa tour.
The Indian team is now on a tour of South Africa after hosting New Zealand. The three-Test series between the two teams will start from Sunday. India’s team has not been able to win the Test series on the land of South Africa. This is the reason that former India batsman and veteran commentator Akash Chopra has considered the host team’s turn in this series.
Overall, India has played seven Test series on South African soil, losing six and drawing one series. The Indian team last toured South Africa in the year 2018. India was defeated 1-2 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Akash Chopra believes that this time also the series is likely to be a draw and Team India may be deprived of victory again.
Aakash Chopra told South Africa strong
Aakash Chopra said on his YouTube channel, ‘It is going to be interesting but I think it can be a draw series. 51 percent South Africa, 49 percent India. That’s what I’m thinking at the moment. If any team wins, I think it will be South Africa. I don’t see India winning it right now, I mean it’s difficult. Had Norkhia been playing, I would have said 2-1 for South Africa. Norkhiya is not there, I am saying that this series can end again at 1-1. Test matches are likely to be drawn, the first Test may be in trouble due to rain. Chopra admitted that even though South Africa have not been at their best, they are becoming a team that is slowly picking up the pace and getting back on the right track.
Team India’s opening pair is a big problem
Talking on his YouTube channel, he said, ‘Team India’s opening pair is not doing very well, if the opener does not do well then the team will not do well, we did better in England because of the consistency in the performance of Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul. But this time Rohit is not in the team, which can be a problem. Aakash Chopra said that Mayank Agarwal and KL Rahul will open in Rohit’s absence, both of whom started their cricket careers with the Boxing Day Test and have now returned to the team, during which Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, and Prithvi Shaw will open. Opening for India.