Team India’s purple patch set to run through 2022
In what was a truly clinical performance for the Indian team, Virat Kohli and his men claimed a historic 113-point victory in the first test match of the current series against South Africa at the Centurion. Not only was it India’s very first victory at this venue, but South Africa had never lost to an Asian team before. In fact, the Proteas had just lost two Tests here before India won. But throughout 2021, Team India has proven repeatedly that it is no longer a bad traveler. Gone are the days when Indians were called flat subcontinent bullies. At the Centurion, India dominated South Africa in almost every department.
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In fact, India’s victory at Centurion and her epic triumph at Australian Gabba earlier this year ends 2021 well. As a team at the top of Test Cricket, it’s as good as it gets. And most encouragingly, youngsters on the team like Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur and Shubman Gill have stepped up. This shows that Indian Test Cricket is in good hands.
After breaking through the Centurion Fortress, the challenge will be to continue this success until 2022. Preparations should also be underway for the 2023 ODI World Cup. However, given the team’s recent successes, few will bet against it. ‘it reaches even higher heights.
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