Virat Kohli on Saturday talked up India’s chances of ending their drought in South Africa saying with the balance in the side, “we definitely can win here”. The Indian skipper said that his team has the ability to gain a first series win in South Africa. India play three Tests, six One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 International matches on their two-month tour with the series called a litmus test for both for Kohli as captain and the team in general. With a great mix of solid batsmen and good fast bowlers, this tour is being viewed as a golden chance for India to get one over hosts South Africa.
“Our best result here has been a drawn series in 2010-11 but I feel the kind of bowling attack we have now and the balance we have in the side, we definitely can win here. There are no two ways about it,” Kohli told a news conference as India began their preparations for the first test at Newlands in Cape Town, which starts on January 5.
“We come here wanting to express ourselves, believing in our abilities and knowing we have the right balance to win test matches under any conditions we play under.
India have not won a single Test series in the ‘Rainbow Nation’ for the past 25 years but Kohli said that his team is paying no attention to the past series in South Africa.