5 reasons why India can be successful in overseas Tests
India will begin their round of overseas tours with a challenging series in South Africa.
Indian Test team, currently ranked number one in the world, appear to be unstoppable at the moment. Over the course of the last two years and then some, Virat Kohli's team has been on rampaging form. They are currently on a remarkable streak of nine consecutive series triumphs.
Many legendary players, including the likes of Sunil Gavaskar and Rahul Dravid, have shown immense faith in the current Indian lineup. Numerous experts believe that the team is capable of creating history when their upcoming round of overseas tours begins with a 3-match series in South Africa early next year. Here are five reasons why this Indian side can be a successful unit away from the subcontinent as well.
#5 Openers in great form
A settled opening pair is crucial for any team, especially if they have to win matches in overseas conditions. India luckily have all three openers in great form and it will be up to team management to decide which two openers are best suited for those conditions.
With back to back centuries against Sri Lanka, Murali Vijay has almost sealed his spot. His experience in overseas tours makes him more than a handy player.
Shikhar Dhawan, on his day, can destroy any bowling attack by taking away the game in a few sessions. He is an impact player and can score daddy hundreds when in form.
KL Rahul has been consistently scoring runs but is often criticized for throwing his wicket away, especially after getting starts. He has scored a slew of half-centuries in recent times. However, he has not been able to convert any of those into centuries.
Though Vijay and Dhawan may be the first choice openers, India also have Rahul as a solid reserve opener.