‘India must attack SA bowlers’

January 12, 2018
Hardik Pandya

India captain Virat Kohli wants his batsmen to show attacking intent against the Proteas at Centurion.

After a very disappointing Newlands Test, where India made just 209 and 135, Kohli is hoping his batsman take the game to the Proteas fast bowlers and look to be more positive.

The only India batsman who came out with an attacking mindset in Cape Town was Hardik Pandya, who was rewarded for his approach with 93 off 95 balls in the first innings.

‘You can’t just stand there and take whatever is coming your way and not have intent,’ Kohli said after the first Test, which his side lost by 72 runs.

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Kohli believes the Proteas bowlers should also be put under pressure, something that only happened occasionally at Newlands.

‘You might get out but it’s important to keep coming at the bowler and making them feel, “if you make an error I am going to score”.’

The Proteas are set to again opt for four seamers for the second Test, with coach Ottis Gibson adding Duanne Olivier and Lungi Ngidi to the squad, while Chris Morris is also an option to replace the injured Dale Steyn.

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