Pace and bounce India's biggest challenge in South Africa, reckons Mahendra Singh Dhoni

India are going into the three-match series as the No 1 side but are still in the hunt for their first bilateral ODI series win in South Africa.

updated: December 04, 2013 21:53 IST
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Johannesburg: India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said on Wednesday that getting used to the pace and bounce" in South African conditions will be the biggest challenge for his young team, which is in South Africa to play three ODIs and two Tests.

"One of the biggest challenge is to get used to the pace and bounce. If you are just new to the international circuit, then it becomes more of a challenge. The reason being, in India even on the best of wickets you don't get the same pace, or even bowlers who can generate similar pace and bounce.

"So it makes slightly more difficult for the players who have just made their debut in the international arena," Dhoni told reporters at the pre-match press conference.

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