RIGHT MINDSET: Aiden Markram

With  the rope already wrapped around India’s neck, South Africa can kill off the tourists in the second Test at Centurion Park. 

The first ball of the five-day match is set to be bowled at 10.30am tomorrow morning. 

And Pretoria homeboy Aiden Markram believes the Proteas can wrap up the three-match series against the top-ranked team in the world if they pitch up with the right mindset. 
Having won the first Test at Newlands by 72 runs, there are a number of Pretoria locals in the South African squad. 
Captain Faf du Plessis knows the conditions well and along with fellow Titans Markram, AB de Villiers, Morne Morkel, Quinton de Kock and Dean Elgar they shouldn’t have too much difficulty reading the match-day conditions.

PLOTTING: Proteas skipper Faf du Plessis

Markram, though, believes the match will be won in their koppe. 
He explains: “Obviously there’s not a lot of days to prepare for this game, but I don’t think there’s a lot to change for this Test for both sides. 
“We’ve got to make sure that we are mentally refreshed for this match – the previous Test was exhilarating, very up and down.  So it’s about getting the mind fresh and ready for battle. Technically, I don’t think there’s too much to do.”  
Of playing his first Test 'at home', Markram adds: “It's incredibly exciting, obviously it’s a place where I grew up watching and playing cricket. It’s going to be an exciting week – something I’m really looking forward to.”

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