Kohli missed his side’s seven-wicket defeat in
the second Test at the Wanderers after pulling up with a back spasm but has
been back in the nets and resumed training, Dravid added. “I think he should be
fine. He’s had the opportunity to run around a little bit, he’s had the
opportunity to test it a little bit,” said Dravid as India, who won the first
Test in Pretoria by 113 runs, prepared to fly out of Johannesburg.
“Hopefully, with a couple of net sessions in
Cape Town, he should be good to go. From everything that I’m hearing, he is
really improving and should be OK to play.”
India were captained by KL Rahul in Kohli’s
absence with Hanuma Vihari coming into his place in the batting line-up.
India might have to make a change to their
bowling attack with Mohammed Siraj to be assessed after struggling throughout
the second Test with a hamstring niggle.