South Africa vs India: While India are unlikely to change the winning combination for the 2nd Test, South Africa will have to make a forced change to replace Quinton de Kock, who retired from Test cricket after the Centurion defeat. The hosts might also play an all-seam attack in Johannesburg.
India will look to script history when they take on South Africa in the 2nd Test, starting January 3 at the Wanderers in Johannesburg as they have a chance to seal an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. No Indian team has ever manged to win a Test series in the Rainbow Nation but Virat Kohli's men have the opportunity to achieve a first as they are heading into the New Year's Test with a 1-0 lead after having breached the fortress of the hosts in Centurion last week.
India won the Test series opener by 113 runs, thereby becoming the first Asian side to win a Test match at the SuperSport Park. Led by a hundred from vice-captain KL Rahul and a stunning bowling effort from the pacers, led by Mohammed Shami's 8-wicket match haul, India hammered Dean Elgar's men who lost the Test despite a whole day being washed out due to rain.