South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada believes that the upcoming T20 and Test series against India is a golden opportunity for his team, which is suffering from a bad phase, to test itself against the best team in the world. The South African team will play 3 T20s and 3 Tests in the series starting on 15 September. They have a more or less young team with Rabada and captain Quintone Diacq being the most experienced players.
Rabada said, "The next few years are challenging for us. This is a journey. The team is confident in its ability and now it is to see how the tour of India is going. This is the first tour to South Africa after a poor World Cup. On the other hand Indian team is number one in Test cricket but fourth in T20. Rabada said, "Our goal is to rate ourselves against the best. The Indian team has been very successful. There have been many changes in our team and this is a young team. It is a challenge for new players to play here.
The South African team lacks Faf du Plessi, Imran Tahir, Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn. Du Plessi was not available, while Amla and Tahir have retired from cricket and Steyn was not selected. Rabada said, "This is a period of change. I am glad to play with the players with whom I have played cricket in school. & # 39; He said that despite the lack of experience, he felt that the South African team could beat India. He said, 'Some will have doubts. Players who have not played against the Indian team, Especially against such a great team. We have to see where we stay. I think we will win. It is exciting and will be a lot of fun.
The dismissal of Indian captain Virat Kohli will be challenging for the young bowlers of South Africa. Rabada said, "Virat Kohli is the best in the white ball format. He is a part of the great players. Playing against him is nothing short of tightening himself to any test. We will bowl it off fearlessly. Bowling the world's best batsman has its own fun.