Former captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Tuesday questioned the efficacy of a two-Test series between India and South Africa and said Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men should have played at least one more match in the rubber.
"I think, a two-match series is not enough to test the mettle of the teams. I wish that there should have been three or five matches in the forthcoming series between India and South Africa," Bedi told PTI.
"Since both the teams are at par and the series is expected to produce some cut-throat contests, the number of matches should have been more. After all, it will not be the real test of the teams," added Bedi, who has played 67 Tests.
The Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur will host the first Test, commencing from February 6, while the second match will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from February 14.
Bedi, however, was not ready to bill anyone as the favourite in the series.
"If one team is currently number one in Test ranking, then the other one is the former number one and is certainly striving to wrest the tag from India. Both the teams have enough firepower to give other trouble. So we should not consider anyone favourite," the former spinner said.
"Expectation will create pressure on the team. Dhoni's men should not take the pressure and go all out against the Proteas," Bedi added.