India have by no means received a Test series in South Africa, however after latest successes in Australia and England are buoyed by their means to compete on the highway.
Rahul concedes South Africa current an altogether totally different trial although, particularly for the batsmen, however believes India are prepared.
“The tempo and bounce within the pitches right here may be very totally different to each different nation,” Rahul informed reporters on Friday. “That’s the reason it was vital we got here right here earlier to attempt to regulate to the situations.
“We have had lots of classes within the center to create match conditions and practiced with lots of depth. It has been an important week of preparation.
“The pitches could be difficult due to the ‘tennis ball’ bounce. Once we performed in Australia they’re quick and bouncy, however right here it may be a bit spongy within the first few days after which to begins to quicken up.
“South Africa is an thrilling place to play cricket and comes as a problem for each batters and bowlers.”
India didn’t have a gap stand of greater than 30 of their final sequence in South Africa in 2018, the place Rahul averaged solely 7.50 in his 4 innings with a high rating of 16.
“It is advisable to be much more focussed and disciplined in your thoughts right here, and be much more affected person and wait to attain your runs,” Rahul stated.
The prospect of creating historical past as the primary Indian touring facet to win a sequence in South Africa is a tantalising one for the gamers.
“It’s a enormous sequence for us as a group,” Rahul added. “We’ve got received in England and Australia, however we’ve got not received a sequence right here and that provides us further motivation.
“We have to be taught from errors within the final tour and do higher this time.”