Bibhu Prasad Ray

Following an embarrassing defeat at the Boxing Day Test in Centurion, India are preparing themselves to level the series which starts tomorrow in Newlands, Cape Town. South African pitches generally have some steep bounce which normally suits fast bowlers (especially tall bowlers) where they can extract extra bounce from their height. 

With gloomy conditions hovered around during the first two days in Centurion where rain played a minimal role, one question certainly lies ahead of the 2nd test is, 'will rain again affect the game between the two sides'? Here’s the answer.

The weather forecast for the first day indicates no rain. The temperature is expected to hover around 29 degree Celsius while the humidity is likely to be around 71%. 

The second day of the test is expected to be rather hot, with daytime highs expected to be over thirty degrees. With No rain likely to occur, expect an uninterrupted contest between India and South Africa. 

India are likely to make some changes after their defeat in 1st test.

With aspirations of conquering the final frontier now over, India will look to end the tour on a high. 

India’s probable XI: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicketkeeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah, Avesh Khan, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar.