Former batsman Chandu Borde feels that the Indian team under Virat Kohli is good enough to bounce back in the second Test against South Africa starting at Centurion on Saturday.
“First thing is to stay there on the wicket, which is important, and particularly to leave the ball that is pitched outside the off stump. Many of our batsmen were either caught behind or were caught in the slips. Therefore they should change their technique in such a way that anything that pitches outside the off stump, they should try and leave in the beginning and once you get set to that bounce and pace then play the shots,” Borde told PTI.
Borde also had an advice for Indian batsmen in what is many ways a must-win Test. “Another thing I would suggest is that instead of standing in the crease, they should stand outside the crease at least by 6 inches and meet the ball earlier and do not allow it to swing more. If that can be adjusted, and it is not very difficult to do, I am sure you can cope up with this kind of attack,” added Borde.
Borde went to the extent of saying that the current Indian team is one of the best sides to visit South Africa. ““Frankly, it was a good match. Now the South Africans must be worried about the way they got out in the second innings and the way our bowlers bowled there,” he said.
--By A Cricket Correspondent