India January 13(IM): So, hello.. Debut in the previous Test and now he has the new ball in his hands. Clearly, Kohli is going by form. Jasprit Bumrah's second-innings show was much better than his first and he will now be running in with three slips and a gully.One complaint that has always stuck with Mohammed Shami is the amount of time he takes to get going. His first and second innings' performances sat in total contrast, something to do with the way he ran in too. He needs to be told that he can't be warming up in the overs he bowls. Shares the new ball and a gentle loosener to begin..Kohli is banking on Centurion's bounce, hence Ishant. Not much to do with SA batsmen working out Bhuvneshwar's plans.. Debate for the week!Lungisani Ngidi is the only forced change that South Africa go in with as Dale Steyn stays out with a foot injury. India make as many as three changes as Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha and Bhuvneshwar Kumar go out for KL Rahul, Parthiv Patel and Ishant Sharma.Shaun Pollock was down at the pitchside and here's what he had to offer: I was personally expecting something different. What we usually see on day one out here is tennis ball like bounce and batsmen prefer batting first out here. But this one is really dry. What we'll have to watch and see how much this would grip. Not as much moisture, not as much grass cover and after the first hour that would help the seamers, it is going to be a batting beauty.Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the second Test between South Africa and India. Having suffered a heart-breaking loss in the opening Test in Cape Town, India's bouncebackability will be in focus in Centurion. Bounce is the key word here as India not only need to come back well to keep their series hopes alive but they also have to contend with the fair amount of bounce that will be on offer at the SuperSport Park.
Meanwhile, there will be no respite from South Africa despite the absence of Dale Steyn as they will still have the services of four pacers steaming in. Kagiso Rabada, of course, will be one of the key bowlers along with the other quicks.Here's all the chatter ahead of the second Test with our correspondents Tristan Holme and Kaushik Rangarajan discussing the various possibilities.