India have great chance of winning series in SA: Dravid
Update: 2017-12-07 17:03 GMT
New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid feels the Virat Kohli-led team has a "great chance" of winning a maiden Test series in South Africa next month given the depth of talent in the side.
Dravid, while speaking, said the current Indian team has all bases covered for the three-match series in South Africa starting with the first Test in Cape Town from January 5.
However, the number one Test team, which has won a record nine series in a row, has only one warm-up fixture before the series-opener.
"I think we have a great chance this time looking at the depth of the current side," Dravid said.
"We have got some quality quicks, we have the opportunity of playing the all-rounder (Hardik Pandya) if we need to. We have got quality spinners in Jadeja and Ashwin.
Dravid said: "What also excites me is that all our batsmen have been to South Africa before and they have the experience of 40-50 Tests. Having said that, you do need a bit of luck in those conditions, bit of rub of the green. If we get that, I am very confident about our chances," said Dravid, who is currently coaching the Under-19 and India A sides."
Dravid said it will be good to take the extra load off the players' shoulders.