On bowling in South Africa, Bhuvneshwar said: "The first big change is the bounce". It was a good productive session as we got a feel of the wicket and the weather. "In the past, the build-up has always been great, the talk of the wickets, the talk of the bounce, we do have a slight advantage, but we still need to land the ball in the right areas, still need to bowl with intensity", Morkel told Sport24. "Maybe a couple of days before the first Test, we will see how to strategise according to the batsman", Bhuvneshwar said. "It does not do too much after 25- 30 overs, so these are the kind of situations we are trying to prepare for", Press Trust of India quoted Bhuvneshwar as saying. For Jasprit Bumrah, it will also be his first Test match for India.
India will lock horns with the South African team in three Tests, six One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 International matches during the two-month tour. "Yes, we can pick up few a things from each other. We have done well in the last two years and we are confident of doing well in these conditions". "We wanted to bowl as long as possible", the Meerut pacer added. India is yet to claim a single Test series in the "Rainbow Nation" for the past 25 years, however, Captain Kohli believes that his team will break the taboo this year. In 77 ODIs till date, India have triumphed on 29 occasions, South Africa have prevailed in 45 matches while the remaining three matches have ended in draws.
The Indian cricket team is now touring South Africa and on a high after a strong win against Sri Lanka.
"Everyone is confident. Whenever any team tours overseas, there is a great chance to win those series, but you have to give your best in every department on all five days. But yes, like I said, we have to be at our best to win the series here", he said.