Visakhapatnam Weather Forecast, India vs South Africa: Rain threat looms over 1st Test

first_imgVirat Kohli led-India will start the home leg of their World Test Championship, when they take on South Africa in the first Test, starting on October 2nd in Vishakhapatnam.India are the top-ranked team in the Test rankings and started their campaign in the World Test Championship with a win over the West Indies in the Carribean earlier this year. Also, India are leading the World Test Championship points table with a maximum of 120 points from the 2 Tests played.Wriddhiman Saha will take over the wicketkeeping gloves from Rishabh Pant whereas Rohit Sharma will start life as a Test opener in the first Test of the 3-match series against South Africa.Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami will look to shoulder more responsibility and take the load of spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja in the absence of Jasprit Bumrah.A young South African team, thin on batting experience after the retirement of Hashim Amla, might not test a strong Indian bowling battery but it surely will lack teeth against the likes of Faf du Plessis, Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma over three five-day rubbers despite home conditions bringing into play spin factor more than pace.The weather could play spoilsport during the first Test between India and South Africa starting here on Wednesday with rains predicted on all five days.It has been raining here regularly since the last one week and there is an 80 percent chance of showers on the opening day of the series opener.There is 50 and 40 percent chance of rain on day two and three and play could also be affected on the final two days.advertisement Screengrab from Accu WeatherAlso See:last_img

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