South Africa won the first Test match of the two-match Test series between India and South Africa by an innings and 32 runs. After this defeat, Team India needs to make a comeback in the series by winning the second test match.
Jadeja and Mukesh Kumar can be included in place of Prasidh Krishna and R Ashwin.
Two players disappointed in India’s playing 11 in the first Test match: Prasidh Krishna and R Ashwin. Krishna took only one wicket for 93 runs in 20 overs, while Ashwin took only two wickets for 99 runs in 29 overs.
Because of this, two changes can be made in place of these two players in the second test match. Mukesh Kumar can be given a chance in place of Prasidh Krishna, while Ravindra Jadeja can be included in place of R Ashwin.
Jadeja could not play in the first Test match due to injury, but now he is fit. Jadeja is an excellent all-rounder, who can contribute to the team with both bat and ball.
India’s probable playing 11 for the second test match is as follows:
- Rohit Sharma (Captain)
- Yashasvi Jaiswal
- Shubhman Gill
- Virat Kohli
- Shriyans Iyer
- KL Rahul (wicketkeeper)
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Shardul Thakur
- Jasprit Bumrah
- Mohammad Siraj
This playing 11 can help India win in South Africa. However, Team India also needs to improve its performance.
I think this playing 11 is right for India. Both Jadeja and Mukesh Kumar are experienced players, who will provide strength to the team.
However, Team India also needs to improve its performance. Batsmen need to play with more tenacity than before, while bowlers need to show more accuracy to take wickets.
If Team India pays attention to both these things, then it should expect victory in South Africa.