‘Watched lot of videos , we are better prepared to face South Africa in their backyard’- reveals vice captain KL Rahul ahead of playing Test series against Proteas

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India is set to lock horns against South Africa from December 26th 2021 for a three match Test series where the match at Centurion is certainly touted as “Boxing Day” test and considering India’s Track record in South Africa in the longest format of the game where they have failed to win a single Test series till date would be eager to change that record this time around feels Kl Rahul.

In a video posted on BCCI Twitter handle, Kl Rahul was interacting with Mayank Agarwal and said we are prepared for the upcoming Proteas Challenge.

“In a foreign series, getting the team off to a good start is the most important thing as a batsman. The last time I came here was 3-4 years ago, and it was my first tour to South Africa, so I didn’t really know what to expect and how to handle these conditions. But this time around, having played two Test matches here before and having watched a lot of videos of how the conditions are here, we are slightly better prepared.

“And we’ve had a great preparation going into the Test match, so really excited about 26th and hopefully I and Mayank can get our team off to a good start and try and win the game for our team,” KL Rahul said during a pre-series press conference.

Rahul concluded his talk by stating that pitches in South Africa is uneven and despite his lack of experience playing in Proteas condition he is assured that Pitches will tend to support Indian batters once the game progresses.

“I haven’t played a lot of games here in South Africa, but from my experience, I think sometimes the pitches can be a little bit challenging because of the tennis-ball bounce and we played in Australia where the pitches are fast and bouncy. But here, can be a bit spongy in the first couple of days, and then it starts to quicken up.