The 2nd Test between South Africa and India is begun at the Wanderers. The visitors have a fantastic chance to win the Test and secure their first Test series win in the country. Former Australian player Brad Hogg believes that if India dominates South Africa, they would be considered one of the greatest teams.
It should be mentioned that India began their fantastic run in the red-ball version with a 63-run victory over South Africa in Johannesburg during their previous visit. The team captained by Virat Kohli won the Centurion Test for the first time in history, taking a 1-0 lead in the series. As a result, Hogg believes that if India succeeds in the Test series in South Africa, they will undoubtedly be the top side in the world at the moment.
India is the best team because they are dominating on their tours: Hogg
“India just won in South Africa in the Boxing Day Test, if India wins one out of the remaining two Test matches, they are definitely the best team in the world at the moment. India is going to be labeled as one of the great teams that have been on Earth. Like Australia in the 2000s and West Indies in the late 70s and early 80s,” Hogg said.
India thrashed Australia twice at home before taking a 2-1 edge in the five-match Test series versus England, which was interrupted due to a COVID pandemic in the Indian camp. Hogg praised Virat Kohli’s captaincy and highlighted the team’s performance in England.
“India is the best team because they are dominating when they travel. They annihilated England on English soil. They should have had that series against England done and dusted being 3-1 up. England had no answers for them. England was too worried about The Hundred competition, getting the big stars to play there”.
“Well, we’re in different times, there’s a pandemic, you have to adjust and be hospitable to the visitors. If that Test match does not get rescheduled, I don’t think anyone should worry about it because it was completely England’s fault,” Hogg said.