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Team India go into the Test series against South Africa with no pretensions about being favourites despite being the number 1 ranked Test team in the world. The Indians have won just a single match out of 12 Tests that they have played in the Rainbow nation till today and the players would be feeling more nervous than before any series in the recent past.

India has been on song for the last few years, demolishing all form of opposition in the 5 day format. The fact that they have played most of their matches in familiar conditions has helped them greatly. However, it is no coincidence that this Indian team is out-doing all its predecessors handsomely and they certainly have the ability to win abroad.