South Africa’s skipper Dean Elgar feels the third and the final test against India at Newlands on Tuesday will be the team’s biggest match in 15 years as the host look to clinch a series against the number 1 side in the world and boost the confidence of the new group of players.
India won the first test match by 113 runs in Pretoria before the host bounced back with a 7 wicket win in the second test match at Johannesburg, boosted by a captain’s knock of 96 by Elgar in the second innings as they chased down 240 to win the match.
A South African team that has lost a significant number of experienced players in recent years and slipped to number 6 in the ICC Test Rankings, a win in Cape Town could be a turning point according to Dean Elgar.”This Test match is potentially the biggest we have had in 15 years”,Dean Elgar told Reuters on Monday as reported by TOI.
“It would be the biggest win of my career and massive for the team.We have been doing everything right. Winning this series would be huge.” South African skipper Dean Elgar added.
Dean Elgar does not see any changes to his side and expects the players to be ready for the fight. The captain will be seen in the third and the final game of the series starting on Tuesday 11th January at Wanderers Stadium in Cape Town. Indian team will also be looking to grab this Test series by 2-1 after getting a disappointing loss in the second one which was played in Johannesburg. The second Test win have given a huge boost to the host as they won the game by 7 wickets which was considered massive because batting in such conditions were difficult still South African batters manage to win the game and level the 3 match series by 1-1.