India vs South Africa: India’s approach in Tests was disappointing, says Shaun Pollock

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Port Elizabeth: Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock on Wednesday criticised India’s misplaced priorities and approach to the Test series against the Proteas, saying the team’s lack of preparation stood out despite a historic ODI triumph.

“I was a little bit surprised by their batting. When they came on this tour, I thought it was going to be their strength. I was a bit disappointed by the way they went (in the Test series),” Pollock said.

He asked if India would be satisfied with winning the ODI series when they should have prioritised winning the Test series instead.

“Looking back, I think they have identified that preparation-wise they needed to be here for more time. I suppose it goes down to what are the actual goals you want to achieve. If you want to win Test series away from home, then you have to give them more priority. And priority means more preparation.

“I think going out to England, we have heard some guys are going to play county cricket. So preparation wise I…

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