- South Africa will face Team India from Wednesday.
- Spin bowling will main threat for SA.
For the South African cricket team, it’s not going to be easy against the Indian spin bowling attack. Spin bowling in Test cricket is a game of partnerships. Ashwin and Jadeja is the deadliest spin bowling combination in the modern cricket era. The spin duo has the best average per wickets and also the best strike rate in Indian Test history.
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Ashwin-Jadeja against SA in 2015:
When South Africa toured India in 2015, Ashwin-Jadeja took 56 wickets out of 70 in just four matches, 31 and 25 respectively. Ashwin-Jadeja played 28 matches together for India and took 315 wickets together, 171 and 144 respectively.
Just like 2015 SA still trying to get out of the fear of Ashwin-Jadeja. If Team SA wants to perform well in India than they have to face Indian spin bowlers very carefully.
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Importance of this duo for Team India:
India won 21 out of 28 matches when this spin duo play together while maintaining 6 draws and just one-time Indian team face defeat. So the success of this duo almost makes sure the win for team India.
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli knows that the high success rate in the subcontinent of Team India had not possible without the big contribution of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Except bowling, this duo play a handy role in batting for team India in lower middle order. Both Ashwin and Jadeja are considered as good allrounders in cricket.
The spin duo of India Jaddu and Ashwin provide the much-needed balance to Team India. It’s not easy for any Batsman to play against this spin duo without fear. So South Africa needs to do hard work, as well as they also need some luck to face this duo.