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Rabada opens up on whether India are too reliant on Kohli

India's fielder Hardik Pandya left drops a catch during the second day of the second cricket test match between South Africa and India at Centurion Park in Pretoria South Africa Sunday Jan. 14 2018

Let's support the team in this hour. That's understandable, but is it fair on the team?

Dhoni who is now in India will be joining the Indian squad in South Africa soon for the upcoming six matches ODI series. For those who had seen India tour New Zealand back in the early 2000s under Sourav Ganguly, this is nearly reminiscent of those wickets where you could literally play anywhere on the ground.

Overall, Shami is the second-highest wicket-taker in the Test series so far after Vernon Philander, with 9 wickets in two Tests.

One thing for sure. In fact, a desperate effort to win. Definitely I see this as a chance.

Other batsmen inside the top 20 to head in the right direction are South Africa's trio of Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis and Dean Elgar, while batsmen to head in the opposite direction include Cheteshwar Pujara, Lokesh Rahul and Quinton de Kock. Being a South African cricketer and knowing what our players can do, I always felt comfortable our batsmen can handle seam movement better than the Indians because they are playing that all the time.

India 11/1 in 8 overs, need 276 runs more to win.

He knew that if he kept defending without scoring, there would come a ball that would be impossible to defend and he would get out. Barring the first innings at Cape Town where they leaked 40 runs more that they should have. Sound thinking, I thought; just that he was deceived by the slowness of the ball and was caught at point.

"In these conditions, you will get out playing too many shots". All the matches will be played at the R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. "We have to look at the positives". That's just scratching the surface.

Kohli has once again been India's best batsman as in the first two Tests of the three-match series, he has scored 191 runs at an average of 47.75.

India has never won a series in South Africa in past 25 years and the recent defeat has prolonged their wait for a much-awaited win. They have looked like lambs here, not the tigers as they pretend to be at home. It was the first of the three big "Tests" awaiting Kohli's India from 2018 onwards. That's an imperative if you are to compete overseas. In India, because the edges come a lot slowly, you have time to move.

While it sounds good to ask the team to be harsh on itself, there is a great fear that there is within this team a tendency to put a positive spin on everything. Before that series, India hosted England who had brought along Saqlain Mushtaq to guide their spinners.

The India all-rounder has been making waves in the limited-overs format since his introduction to worldwide cricket in 2016.

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