"The fact that they've been able to achieve such success is because of their bowling attack, and that kind of nullifies the advantage we have. It's more between the batters and how the batters take on that challenge," he added, acknowledging the critical role of the batting lineup in facing India's formidable bowlers.

Despite India never having clinched a Test series in South Africa, Bavuma articulated the pride his team takes in maintaining this record. "There's a lot of pride attached to that - that we've been able to keep that record intact as a South African team... all of us as players also feel that," he affirmed. 

Bavuma also reiterated the fact that his team will be under a lot of scrutiny while facing India

Bavuma also acknowledged the heightened attention and scrutiny when facing India, noting, "Playing against India comes with a lot more eyes and a lot more scrutiny in terms of everything we do. So it's accepting that."

India, bolstered by the return of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the batting lineup after skipping the white-ball leg of the tour, will face a setback in the absence of Mohammed Shami due to injury. However, the presence of Jasprit Bumrah in the playing XI adds depth to their bowling unit.

Meanwhile, South Africa will continue to miss the services of Rishabh Pant, who is recuperating from injuries sustained in a car crash in December last year.

With both sides preparing to unleash their strengths in the upcoming Test series, the focus remains on how South Africa's batters tackle the formidable challenge posed by India's bowling artillery.

The cricketing world awaits with bated breath as these two cricketing giants prepare for yet another riveting showdown on South African soil.

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