There's another dampener to India's spirits during the ongoing tour of South Africa: damp weather. Rain, rain and more rain has been predicted for the next four to five days at the coastal city of Durban where the second Test against the hosts is slated to be played.
However, weather officials are optimistic that the weather will clear up and the sun will re-emerge by the time the Boxing Day Test gets underway. Still, the moisture in the air is bound to have a bearing on the pitch preparation and could once again influence the decision of the captain winning the toss.
Weather conditions adversely affected India's chances in the first Test at Centurion as well, when the rain softened the pitch and was partly responsible for the visitors being bowled out for 136 in the first innings.