How do you think India will fare against South Africa in the tests and ODIs?

India
February 6, 2010 9:51am CST
India is now no.1 in tests. But, a series win or atleast a draw is required to cement their position as no.1 test team? But they have to face the strong South African outfit which boasts of a strong batting line-up with Kallis, Smith, Amla and De Villiers. It has world-class all-rounders in Albie Morkel and J.P. Duminy and bowlers like Steyn, Morkel and spinners Harris, Botha and Roelof Van der Merwe. India is a good side. BUt, it has been hard hit by injuries to key players Dravid, Laxman, Yuvraj and Sreesanth. Can India still stand up to face the mighty South Africans and become victorius? We must wait and watch!!!!
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@ajithlal (14705)
• India
6 Feb 10
I think most probably India will do better in cricket. I think India lack experiences. There are less bench strength in Indian cricket. Just few injuries to some key players expose the inexperienced Indian team. I think bench cricket players should also get more and more experiences in cricket.
• India
6 Feb 10
But they could have given the bech players a chance during the bangladesh tests rather than the SA tests as the South Africans r more stronger
• India
6 Feb 10
Yes , you are very right! If they know that their side has been having inexperienced players, why not play them against a rather weak team than face it off with a TOP SPOT contender!?
• India
7 Feb 10
india has one of the best players in the world currently in their ranks and stands a fair chance of defeating south africa in all forms of the game.they just need to keep their heads on their shoulders and not get awed by the south africans also home advantage is a huge factor.lets cheer for india
@ram_cv (16513)
• India
7 Feb 10
It is no doubt going to be tough for India without the likes of Dravid and Laxman. Also, the fact is that India are missing a genuine match winner in the spin department after the retirement of Kumble. Bhajji has not yet risen to that status just yet. But South Africa itself does not have a great bowling line-up. It is very inexperienced. So I guess it is going to come down to how the batting performs for both the teams. Cheers! Ram
• India
7 Feb 10
It is a bit difficult to say as the first test match in the test series is heading to be a big scoring game and it may result in India losing or drawing the game. India will have to make use of the second test match to get hold of things as the Indian team has never lost a test match under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. I think in O.D.I.'s, India is on a slight disadvantage as earlier Australia came to India and won the O.D.I. series in India. So, India will have to really up their one day to win the one day series also against these fierce competitors!!
@mutpal74 (314)
• India
7 Feb 10
Hi friend, I always think positive about India, but India needs to sort out certain thing in the dressing.I can feel that some where the team spirit is lacking time and again.Once it is sorted out for ever.Then only we can see India emerging as a invincible team.