As India openers are in good touch, Kholi won’t touch the spot but Hanuman Vihari who has a good touch in the West Indies can’t get a chance in 2nd Test as Virat choose to go with 5 front line bowlers.
As Indian bowlers performed well in both the Matches, Virat may go with same 5 bowlers in Ranchi pitch which is similar to that of Pune pitch.
Team South Africa needs to bounce back as their Opening Batsman Alden Makram ruled of the Test Match due to the Shoulder Injury, as proteas don’t have an Alternate opener in their squad they might promote Bavuma to open the innings. Faf Du Plessis might bring some changes in the squad to allow the rest of the Squad to showcase themselves in the match.
Keshav Maharaj has been ruled of the Test Match due to the Shoulder Injury replaced by George Linde may get an opportunity today or Faf may go with Dane Piedt. Lungi Ngidi who performed well in the recent test Series can’t get an opportunity in this series may get his spot today by replacing Nortje.
Umpires of the today Match will be Richard Illingworth and Nigel Llong and the Third umpire is Chris Gaffaney.