Self-belief is Zaheer Khan's mantra for Test series against South Africa

Zaheer Khan, who is making a comeback into the national side, says Indian bowlers will make a strong comeback during the two-match Test series against South Africa starting December 18.

updated: December 12, 2013 21:23 IST
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Benoni: Zaheer KhanVeteran speedster Zaheer Khan, who will be spearheading the Indian pace attack in the two-Test series, feels that one needs to make some adjustments on the "hit the deck" kind of surfaces in South Africa having done bulk of the bowling on the sub-continental featherbeds. (Click here for full coverage on India's tour of South Africa)

"For a seam bowler, it is important to get the ball in the right areas. The wickets here are more on the sort of hit-the-deck kind of wickets. That adjustment you will probably have to make as a bowler coming from India," the 35-year-old said during a press conference on the eve of India's warm-up game against SA Invitational XI.

A veteran of 88 Tests, Zaheer has been a part of both the Indian teams that won a Test match each during their previous tours of 2006-07 and 2010-11 respectively. On the first occasion, it was a comeback tour for the left-arm pacer when they won a Test match under Rahul Dravid's captaincy in Johannesburg. On the second occasion, it was a victory in Durban under MS Dhoni's leadership.

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