India will have to tweak their batting up as the ODI templates needs power-hitters at No. 5 and 6 to make the second power-play count.
The enforced break though could very well be a blessing in disguise for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Losing overseas is now an epidemic and epidemics must call for tough measures, writes Harsha Bhogle.
India did not win a single game on their shortened tour of New Zealand, losing both ODI and Test series.
A team official also refused to allow any questioning on matters other than the Test.
India skipper MS Dhoni said he is hoping for a good performance from his bowlers.
This is not the first time that Dhoni has opted for Jadeja over a regular spinner.
Kingsmead has been a scourge for SA as hosts have lost their four previous Tests here.
Post-Tendulkar era in Indian cricket begins on Wednesday when visitors play the first Test.