The Test series is around the corner all set to kick start from October 2, 2019. The T20Is series ended on a positive note for both the competitors as they managed to grab one victory each. Now, it will be exciting to see who will leave a mark with their performance in the upcoming test series.
Both the teams have their own set of gems but ever wondered what will happen if we combine the bests of the teams. Well, we have done something similar here. We present you the best-combined XI from India & South Africa for the upcoming Test series. Read on to know more.
Quinton de Kock
The star performer for South Africa in the last two games and a promising wicket-keeper, Quinton de Kock is our first pick for the combined XI. Looking at his career stats and the impeccable capability behind the stumps makes the perfect pick for a wicketkeeper.
Known for his aggression, the Indian skipper ranks number 2 in the ICC test rankings. The player knows how to tackle the ball, when & where to hit a shot and get himself the recognition of being the best. The player will be looking forward to breaking various test records in the upcoming series, thus, might look in good form.
One of the crucial pillars of the Indian test team, Cheteshwar Pujara is also ruling the test cricket rankings with his constant over-the-mark performance. Since his hard-hitting show in and against Australia, the player has been a constant preference for the selectors.
The vice-captain of India cricket team, Ajinkya Rahane is also recognized as the king of the long-format of the game. Over the year, Rahane has become a crucial part of the Indian cricket team, he knows how to act in crucial situations and can provide the team a balance from both his batting and fielding capabilities.
Faf du Plessis
The current skipper for South Africa, Faf du Plessis has always been in the news for his tough performances on the field. With the potential of not losing his compassion even in intense situations, the player has managed to pull off a total of 3608 runs from 98 innings, making his Test career a huge success.
The only player who shined apart from de Kock in the last matches of Proteas is Rabada. Scalping 3 wickets in just 4 overs, the player helped his team clinch a comprehensive victory in the last T20I to draw the series 1-1. His The right-arm fast bowler can pick wickets like a pro.
Comparatively a young inclusion in the team, Ngidi is known for having a prolific career. The fast bowler owns the ability to bowl at a speed of more than 140 kmph, which might prove efficient in the Indian conditions that aid bowling.
The right-arm medium pacer has had a remarkable career when it comes to the longest format of the game. He can make the opponents cry for mercy with his ability to combine pace and swing to scalp wickets on the field.
Another pacer from the Men in Blue, Mohammad Shami had a successful world cup campaign and can easily wreck the players of the opposite team. He can easily swing the ball in both the direction that has always proved to be a plus point for the player.
The bowling all-rounder rules the cricket world with his capabilities of destroying even the strongest of the batting line-ups. Showcasing fascinating figures of 7/48, Jadeja has proved his worth in the team during the past times.
One of the significant all-rounders from team India, Ravichandran Ashwin is a must-have in the team. The player has picked 342 wickets from 65 Test matches with the best figures of 7/59 to establish himself as a prominent bowler. Whilst as a batsman he has managed to score four centuries with a strike rate of 54.81.