High-speed bowler Duane Olivier is expected to return to the South African lineup as a homeside challenge to visit India in the first match of the ICC World Test Championship three-match series starting on Sunday.
Olivier turned his back on South Africa in 2019 to support England’s county cricket, despite intensifying the homeseam attack that lost the injured Henrich Norche and with considerable success in a five-day format. Since then, we will do the first test.
The series is expected to be a battle for each paced attack against a vibrant wicket, especially in the first two tests on the high belt. Therefore, Olivier’s return received an average of less than 20 48 wickets in 10 tests in a timely manner.
South African captain Dean Elgar has a chance to return to Olivier.
“I was very enthusiastic about getting him back. I am happy and excited to know what he can do.
“I have no bad feelings about what happened in the past,” he said.
South Africa has relied on high-speed bowlers for spicy home wickets to win, but it’s also well known that India has developed excellent paced attacks that have led to overseas success over the past few years.
“India has significantly improved its bowling lineup, especially by playing away from home. We are very careful about what we are going to face,” Elgar said. rice field.
India has been unobtrusive in Johannesburg’s bio-secure bubble since arriving in Johannesburg, but batter Cheteshwar Pujara believes this is the best chance to claim victory in South Africa’s first test series. increase.
“Our fast bowler was the overall difference when we played abroad. Looking at the Australian and England series, it’s a very good bowling unit,” Pujara manages Indian cricket. I told the committee’s website. “Our fast bowlers are our strength (in South Africa). We hope they take advantage of the conditions and give us 20 wickets in each test match.”
India has won a home series victory over New Zealand completed this month, but South Africa has not played test cricket since the series victory in the West Indies in June.
http://www.gulf-times.com/story/706780/Olivier-returns-for-S-Africa-as-India-eye-Test-ser Olivier, winner of India’s vision test series, returns to South Africa