Board President's XI will take on South Africa in Vizianagaram in the three-day practice game starting on Thursday. The big factor to look out for as far as India are concerned is how Rohit Sharma performs as opener.
With the first T20 between India and South Africa at Dharamshala completely washed out due to rain, both sides will be keen to register a victory in the second match at Mohali on Wednesday as a win would ensure that the team won’t lose the three-match series.
Such a pity and Australia and South Africa who, over the years, have produced one of the greatest rivalries in cricket, will feature in a game of no consequence at Manchester on Saturday. Twenty years back in England, these two sides produced back-to-back fascinating games which concluded in the Edgbaston humdinger. Things have been drastically different this time.