Virat Kohli says India have to improve their batting to stand a chance of winning the Wanderers Test.
Apart from Hardik Pandya, who made 97 in Cape Town, and Kohli, who top-scored with 153 at Centurion, India’s batsmen have struggled to put big scores on the board.
Kohli said his side’s batting performance would be key to a victory on a bouncy Wanderers wicket.
‘Everyone has been spoken to individually. The discussions have happened as to what went wrong, what happened, why it happened and the guys have taken it well.
‘Any time you step on to the field, you have an opportunity to correct your mistakes, and that’s how you progress at international level.
‘I am sure everyone is looking forward to rectifying those mistakes, and then if they are in the same positions, consolidating those positions.’
Kohli said India would also need to improve in the field if they wanted to compete with the Proteas.
‘South Africa have fielded better than us. It’s visible and not a question of having numbers attached to it.
‘That is something we definitely need to step up in, because fielding is a bit of a controllable on the field. It depends on an individual’s attitude.
‘With batting, there’s always a bowler involved who has his skills as well, and same for a bowler up against a batsman.
‘From a batting point of view, it’s a personal responsibility and from the fielding point of view, it’s just a mindset of wanting to make a difference for the team with every ball that you are standing on the park.
‘These are definitely two things we have to take into consideration going into this Test match.’