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Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli And Ajinkya Rahane Will Score 100 Runs Together in 1st Innings: Aakash Chopra Predicts Ahead of 3rd Test at Cape Town
Ind vs SA 3rd Test: As per Chopra, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane would score 100 runs together in the first essay at Newlands. He also reckoned that could include two fifties.
Cape Town: Ahead of the third and final Test at Cape Town, ex-India opener Aakash Chopra made a bold prediction on Tuesday. As per Chopra, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane would score 100 runs together in the first essay at Newlands. He also reckoned that could include two fifties.
“I feel finally India’s Nos. 3, 4 and 5 will together score more than 100 runs in the first innings, whenever India gets to bat. That means – Pujara, Rahane and Kohli will together score more than 100 runs. They might score one or two half-centuries as well,” he said while speaking on his YouTube channel.
The ex-India opener also said that he feels the side winning the toss would like to bat first at Newlands. He added: “Whoever wins the toss will bat first. The side winning the toss has been batting on the Cape Town ground for a considerable while and they are also winning after batting first, it is almost 50-50. Batting first, in my opinion, is a huge positive. Dean Elgar says they can win even after losing the toss.”
INDIA – Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Priyank Panchal
South Africa – Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma (c), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen. Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier