Virat Kohli and co. are getting all geared up for the all important 3rd Test, training their hearts out and trying to get themselves ready for the seaming track at the Wanderers.
Kohli has a huge selection headache ahead of the 3rd Test, with the batting not having clicked in the first two Tests and India being a little rusty in the field, especially with their slip catching.
The Indian skipper has been heavily criticised for having left out Bhuvi and Rahane in the 2nd Test, despite both of them having all the required credentials to make it to the Indian XI.
With the Wanderers track covered with grass on the eve of the 3rd Test, Virat Kohli has hinted towards an all pace attack in the pre match press conference.
“Chances of anything happening are very bright. There is lot of grass on the pitch. We would definitely look at that (all-pace attack) option. I am sure both teams would be thinking about those options. We have taken 40 wickets so far and have to figure out what is the best way for us to pick up 20 again in this Test match. We are going to have a discussion on that as well and the other combination of the whole team. We will have a clear picture by the end of this afternoon,” Kohli said.
As per the quotes given to IBTimes, Kohli has also hinted about getting Rahane in, and with him also talking about an all pace attack, Rahane could be coming in for Rahane.
Talking about the pitch, Virat Kohli said that the wicket looked like a typical Wanderers one, and that the Indian side was positive about their chances for the 3rd Test.
“It is definitely very different from the last game (in Centurion). I would say similar to Cape Town but bit more grass on it which we expected. It is going to be a very lively wicket throughout the course of the Test match. It is going to be a typical Wanderers wicket when there is good grass on it, the surface is going to be hard and good bounce as well. Pretty much on what was expected,” Kohli concluded.