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IND SA 2nd Test LIVE: Mark Boucher ‘completely rattled’ with De Kock’s retirement, admits ‘it was shocking’

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IND SA 2nd Test LIVE – Mark Boucher in Shock: If Quinton de Kock retirment bombshell has rattled some one the most i.e Proteas coach Mark Boucher. According to Bocuher he is still to digest the shock – Follow INDIA vs South Africa 2nd Test LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

“You do not expect anyone of his calibre to retire at that age,” said Boucher.
“It came as a shock and rattled me. But we fully respect his reasons.”

“It’s sad, but we’ll have to keep going,” Boucher disclosed to Rapport

“We’re in the middle of a series and we cannot wonder about it for too long. We need to focus on the guys who come in his place and hopefully, they can do something similar to what Quinny offered us.

“He had a fantastic Test career.”

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IND vs SA LIVEWho will replace Quinton De Kock? In Quinton de Kock’s absence, captain Dean Elgar can call on the services of Kyle Verreynne and Ryan Rickelton who are already in the Proteas squad that is taking on India in their three-match series.

Both are immediate contenders with Verreynne having played 3 Tests, while Rickleton is yet to receive a cap.

The selectors will be looking to replace like-for-like with De Kock and both Verreynne and Rickelton make a case for themselves with brilliant first-class numbers to their name.

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On the other hand Virat Kohli’s team after conquering test in Centurion is eyering series victory in Johanesburg. The Wanderers is the ground where India has never lost a test match

India at The Wanderers – IND vs SA LIVE

  • India at the Ground: 5 Test Matches
  • India has Won: 2 Matches / 3 Tests have been drawn
  • India has never lost to South Africa on the ground
  • Both Coach Rahul DRAVID & Captain Virat Kohli have won a test at the ground
  • In 2018 Series India won the test by 63 runs
India at The Wanderers
India at The Wanderers

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India at the Wanderers: Lucky Ground for Dravid & Kohli: India has got very happy memories of this ground & can further create history if they can win the 2nd test to register 1st series victory in South Africa.

Why it has been lucky ground for Dravid, Kohli?

For Rahul Dravid: The coach of the current Indian team scored a magnificent 148 runs during the 1997 series. This innings was testament to the fact that India can play on the bouncy wickets.

Dravid’s tryst with this ground doesnt end with a ton. When he returned for the 2006 series as a captain of the Indian team, India registered its first ever test win in South Africa on this very ground. India won the match by 123 Runs.

For Virat Kohli: Like coach Rahul Dravid, even captain Virat Kohli has a very happy memories about this ground.

Kohli’s dream run overseas started with a win at Wanderers in 2018 and the team is now on the cusp of history at its favoured venue.

India since the Wanderers Victory 2018 (OVERSEAS)

  • India since than is the team to beat in the SENA countries
  • India has beaten Australia in Australia two times
  • Kohli’s team has won against England
  • India has beaten West Indies in their home
  • Overall India has played 23 Overseas tests since than and have won 11 of those. They have lost 9 and drawn 3
  • Only team India has lost to is New ZEALAND in Kiwiland

Can India beat South Africa at Wanderers this time? Not only the Wanderers is India’s fort in the overseas conditions – India also has a huge upper hand now in the series after winning at Centurion.

India leads the 3 match test series 1-0 & South Africa after Quinton De Kock’s retirement will be a further depleted unit.

It’s clear, India will start as favorite at the Wanderers test & can easily create history of winning their 1st series in South Africa on its 8th attempt.

The 2nd test match starts on Monday and will be LIVE Broadcasted on Star Sports Network. Ind vs SA Joburg test LIVE Streaming will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. Follow INDIA vs SOUTH-AFRICA LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

 

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