INDIA ANNOUNCES TEST SQUAD FOR SOUTH AFRICA SERIES :
BCCI has announced its 18-member test squad to tour South Africa for three-test match series starting from 26th December 2021 and ending on 15th January 2022. India will be locking horns against the South African Cricket Team in three Tests and three ODI’s. The ODI’s will commence from 19th January to 23rd January 2022.
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INDIA’S TEST SQUAD Vs SOUTH AFRICA
This South Africa tour will be a part of the New World Test Championship 2023 Cycle.
The Test squad also has the big inclusion of Rohit Sharma as vice-captain of India’s test team. Ajinkya Rahane has been axed from his vice-captain position due to his inconsistent performances as a batsman. Selectors have made some interesting choices in the test squad with some players missing out due to injuries.
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.
Standby Players: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla.
Injured Players: Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar.
South Africa vs India, 2021/22 – Schedule Test series
|1||26th – 30th December 2021||1st Test||SuperSport Park, Centurion|
|2||3rd – 7th January 2022||2nd Test||Wanderers, Johannesburg|
|3||11th – 15th January 2022||3rd Test||Newlands, Cape Town|