South Africa Test captain Dean Elgar has praised Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin, terming him one of the best off-spinners India has ever produced. At the same time, he pointed out that the class bowler has not tasted much success in South Africa, which is why they are not going to focus specifically on him in the build up to the three-match Test series.
After the first two days of the Durban Test, there was no clear winner as both South Africa and England fought tooth and nail to grab the advantage. It was on day three that the visitors finally pulled ahead with a solid all-round show.
New Zealand are in an embarrassing position for the second time in their Test Series against the formidable World No.1 South Africa. Chasing the Proteas’ first innings total of 525 for 8 declared, the Kiwis slipped to a disastrous 47 for 6 in just 24 overs.
South Africa have rested veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis for the upcoming 5-ODI NatWest Series in their England tour. Kallis is likely to make it to the South African Squad for the T20 World Championship in Sri Lanka which could be the reason why he is going to be rested after the ongoing 3-Test Series against England.