India and South Africa are set to play in the three-match Test series starting December 26 at the SuperSport in Centurion. India have never won a Test series in South Africa and many experts believes that this is the best time for Indian team to end its quest for a series win the Rainbow Nation.
India head coach Rahul Dravid said that there is now an expectation from the Indian team to do well irrespective of the format in overseas tours.
“It’s been a great country to tour. A very challenging place but also really exciting to play cricket. I have some fond memories associated with South Africa, having scored my first Test hundred here and having won a Test match here for the first time as a captain. Also, had some tough moments and tough series. We have had lost games and reached the final of 2003 World Cup here as well. So, that was again a really good memory,” said Dravid in a video uploaded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on their website.
“It’s a place which is very passionate about their cricket, they love the cricket and games here are generally very well-attended and well-supported. Over the years, I have made a lot of friends here but haven’t got a chance to meet people due to living in the bio-bubble. But really looking forward to the series and the cricket,” added Dravid.