Cape Town: South Africa captain Dean Elgar on Monday said that if his team wins the third Test and series against India, it will be the biggest win of his career. He said the deciding Test at Newlands starting Tuesday is going to be the biggest match for South Africa in the last 10 or 15 years.
With the series 1-1, both South Africa and India are set to play in Cape Town.
Elgar said, “If we beat India in Cape Town, it will be the biggest Test win I have ever won in my career. And from the players’ point of view, it will be a huge match for us. We have been playing a lot in the last few months.” Have been working hard and have played very good cricket so far. A lot of things were not going well with us, so that is slowly being corrected and trying to do as good as we can.”
Elgar led South Africa to an unbeaten 96-run victory in the Johannesburg Test. He insisted that beating India 2-1 would be a huge achievement for his team. As a team, we need to do better keeping in mind what we have done in the last Test.”
He further said, “We are not looking ahead, we are just trying to focus on the present, so we will do better in this match like the last one. It will be a big deal for us to win the series 2-1. It will be a big deal for us to beat the world number one team at home, which the Proteas are going to do.”
Elgar spoke candidly about the importance of maintaining momentum in Test cricket.
He said, “This Test is going to be potentially the biggest match in 10 years or 15 years. I think it is for our honor. Test cricket should always have that pace. As a player, I am also I try to see something like this, which keeps the team successful.”
“We saw it at the Wanderers, because the momentum we played with has been a problem for the Indian bowlers. So if we can’t do it again, it will be a very bad thing for us,” Elgar said.
first published:Jan. 10, 2022, 8:54 p.m.