The much-awaited Test series between South Africa and India is all set to kick-start from 26th December 2023. India will have their task cut out as they would be looking to win their first-ever Test series in South Africa.
Despite sending strong and formidable teams to South Africa, India haven’t been able to register a win in this country. Several reasons can be attributed to this. The inability of Indian batters to adjust to bounce-friendly conditions and the sheer amount of quality present in the South African pacers are some of the major reasons.
The 1st Test match will be played at the SuperSport Park in Centurion and we can expect the pacers to play a more prominent role in this game.
In this article, we take a look at the top 3 vice-captain choices of the 1st SA vs IND Test match in Centurion:
1. Virat Kohli (India)
Former Test captain of India, Virat Kohli will be one of the most important assets of the Indian cricket team in this game. He has played the maximum number of Tests among the current lot of Indian cricketers and has played several matches in South Africa.
Virat Kohli is in the form of his life and recently bagged the player of the tournament award in the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 for scoring 765 runs.
2. Dean Elgar (South Africa)
Ahead of this high-octane series, South African captain, Dean Elgar, has announced that he would be retiring from international cricket. Therefore, he would be looking to end his career on a high, with a good series.
Elgar is one of the most well-respected cricketers from South Africa and has been playing for his country since 2012. He has played 84 Tests and has scored 5146 runs for his country.
3. Jasprit Bumrah (South Africa)
Having made his debut in red-ball cricket in South Africa, way back in 2018, Jasprit Bumrah is one of the most menacing bowlers in this format. His ability to scythe through the batting department of the opposition, makes him a great choice for a vice-captain in your fantasy team.
We can expect Bumrah to perform well in this Test match at the SuperSport Park in Centurion, starting from 26th December 2023.