Elgar: ‘Enjoying in our yard provides us the higher hand’
“Their power at the present time lies of their bowling. We’re extraordinarily acutely aware of that as smartly”
“I believe it is beautiful even-stevens. Us enjoying at house, clearly, provides us a bit little bit of an higher hand,” Elgar mentioned two days out from the Boxing Day Check in Centurion. “They’re ranked No. 1 on this planet; we will be able to’t no longer have a look at that. That is one thing they’ve been for fairly a while, individually – simply my being a cricket watcher and a cricket fan.
“You’ll be able to’t no longer give them the credit score for what they’ve completed during the last whilst. So, I’m really not going to take a seat right here and say they don’t seem to be the most productive facet on this planet as a result of there is a score machine for a reason why. However the mere undeniable fact that we are enjoying in our yard provides us nonetheless the higher hand going into the sequence.”
“Their power at the present time lies of their bowling,” Elgar mentioned. “We’re extraordinarily acutely aware of that as smartly. They have had a large number of successes as a bowling unit. They have were given a large number of older spearhead bowlers that lead the assault and feature were given a excellent back-up set of bowlers as smartly.
“And being in South Africa, I am beautiful certain their bowling assault will exploit the stipulations rather smartly. Simply understanding that we’ve got our seamers and we’ve got were given a bit little bit of tempo and soar and the wickets is also perform a little bit extra in South Africa than it does anyplace else around the globe.”
“It (India having luck in Australia and England) is one thing we are clearly cautious of. They have stepped forward so much in terms of their travelling file,” Elgar mentioned, “I do know Virat Kohli has emphasized on that more or less level – that they sought after to give a boost to their file at the street. [We are] Extraordinarily conscious of that; they’ve set themselves that ordinary. And I am certain they are going to check out and satisfy it inside of this sequence.
“And up to I’ve the facility of being the chief of this group, I am going to check out and save you them from pleasant that position or that dream of theirs. That makes a thrilling and difficult sequence bobbing up for each groups. We all know they will pop out firing; we are extraordinarily conscious of that as smartly. I am beautiful certain they know we are additionally going to come back out firing. Both means it is going to be a particularly thrilling Check sequence.”
Annesha Ghosh is a sub-editor at ESPNcricinfo. @ghosh_annesha