India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is hopeful his squad will learn from their defeat against the Proteas in the just-concluded ODI series in time for the first of two Test matches at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on December 18, according to reports.
According to Sport24, the Indians lost the ODI series 2-0 after rain prevented the tourists batting in the third match on Wednesday, which was subsequently declared a no-result.
Despite the outcome, Dhoni said that he was glad the one-day games were played before the Tests because it had given his players a chance to get used to the pace and bounce of South African pitches, the report added.
India play a two-day match against a South African Invitation XI in Benoni on Friday and Saturday ahead of the first Test, the report said.
Proteas skipper AB De Villiers saw it otherwise saying he hoped his side would be able to take their one-day dominance into the Test series, the report further said.