KL During the Centurion Test, Rahul was quizzed about India's team composition.

It was asked by KL Rahul what India’s probable line-up for the first Test against South Africa in Centurion may look like.

Indian vice-captain KL Rahul spoke to the media on Friday, just days before India’s first Test against South Africa gets underway in Centurion. Rahul, in the absence of newly-appointed Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma, was asked about India’s team mix for the first Test in Centurion. This year’s Boxing Day Test will be a five-bowler affair, according to the opening hitter. Rahul was asked if fielding four bowlers, which permits an extra battery in the line-up, creates a challenge for the team in terms of workload management.

Everyone wants to win a Test match by taking 20 wickets. “We have utilized that technique and it has helped us in every Test match we have played abroad,” Rahul said during Friday’s virtual media interaction.

Because of the high caliber of the Indian bowling attack, the veteran opener believes the team should take advantage of having five bowlers on hand. “Workload also becomes slightly simpler to handle with five bowlers,” he remarked.

He also agreed with Duanne Oliver’s assertion that the Supersport Park track is slow, to begin with before picking up later in the match only to slow down again at the finish.

“I believe Duanne Oliver is more familiar with these conditions than we are, and sure, the wicket was slow the previous time we played here before speeding up and then slowing down again.

“It’s been that kind of a pitch, we’ve had center wicket practice and we’ve experienced the same things, and we tried to prepare accordingly.”

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