Fast bowlers will do the damage in South Africa: Pujara

Fast bowlers will do the damage in South Africa: Pujara

So, there are so many positives.

A few Sri Lankan players had to leave the field as well as they felt uneasy.

"We are having a chat about it and we will assign a few players throughout the away series", Pujara said. "If we get that, I am very confident about our chances", said Dravid, who is now coaching the U-19 and India A sides. "We are looking forward to the World Cup now and the three-week camp ahead of that starts in Bengaluru tomorrow". On different players in the slips, he said, "To be honest, we haven't fielded well [in the slips] and I would accept that".

Among other Indians, opener Murali Vijay (up three places to 25th) and middle-order batsman Rohit Sharma (up six places to 40th) are the other batsmen to move up. "We will discuss when we reach South Africa but we are already talking about that", Pujara said. So, we are trying to figure out options and we will definitely get better.

"Overall we have really bowled well in this Test match especially looking at the wicket". "We don't want to disturb him from there".

Dilruwan Perera, dropped once at second slip, and Angelo Mathews, let off twice, went on to bat valuable time - Mathews scored a century - that proved to be the difference in the final equation.

He also took a dig at the Proteas' batting line-up.

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"Difficult question to answer as I don't know, technically, what is going wrong", Pujara said. All players standing in the slips are taking 50 to 100 catches every day. When Pujara came back to Test cricket, Dravid had retired, and he responded with centuries against all three touring sides that season: New Zealand, England and Australia, in the process becoming the joint-fastest Indian to 1000 Test runs in terms of Tests played to get there.

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The two sides drew the third Test this week to give India a 1-0 series triumph, but much of the focus was on the playing conditions, with Sri Lanka players wearing masks to protect themselves and some falling ill as smog engulfed Delhi's Feroz Shah Kotla Ground. "We have enough experience of being in South Africa".

"South Africa is going to be a tough challenge for sure, but I feel this team has what it takes to win".

Indian U-19 team's head coach Rahul Dravid has called upon his players to follow Virat Kohli's lead and match the senior team captain's remarkable consistency across all three formats of the game. "Also, our fast bowling unit is much better now and I think fast bowlers will do the damage", Pujara stated confidently.

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