Ashish Nehra believe that there is a big gap in quality between India and South Africa at this time. The guests became all-out winners of the First Test at Centurion and were just one win away from securing their first Test series on South African soil.
Another blow the home team received after their 113 loss was the sudden retirement of the experienced hitter. Quinton de Kock.
Speaking on Cricbuzz, former Indian sailor Nehra said:
“India will continue their work from 2021. I see a huge gap between the two current teams. South Africa has been going through some problems recently and now the problem for SA is deeper as de Kock retires. He already has experience and an important player on the team. Dean Elgar wants that he has senior players around him, and de Kock’s departure is a concern.”
De Kock left the longest tournament at the age of 29 to spend more time with his family.
“Things have gone well for India” – Ashish Nehra
India’s former bowler compared the work situation between the two camps, saying that South Africa is currently facing some turmoil while India is on a high despite its famous intermediate order. they are not active.
“There are so many ifs and buts going on in South Africa at the moment. On the other hand, if you look at India and how they won the first competition, everything went well. They won. overall victory despite the mid-ranking of Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane did not fire,” Nehra explained.
Kohli was left out of the mix for both innings, Rahane failed to build at the start and Pujara struggled.
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The second test begins at Wanderers in Johannesburg on Monday.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-nehra-labels-india-favourites-south-africa?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Ashish Nehra marks India as favorite over South Africa in second test