Rohit Sharma has been named as India’s full-time ODI and T20I captain by the Selection Committee, the BCCI reported on Wednesday (December 8) while uncovering the crew for the Test series in South Africa. While Virat Kohli will keep on driving the Test side, Rohit has likewise been raised as the bad habit chief in the longest organization.
Rohit as of late drove India in the T20I series against New Zealand at home following the World Cup, following Kohli’s choice to venture down from the job. Kohli, nonetheless, had communicated his desire to keep driving the ODI side until the 2023 World Cup in India. He completes his residency with 51 successes from 78 ODIs as India’s full-time commander, a noteworthy appearance which remembered appearances for the last of the 2017 Champions Trophy and the elimination round of the 2019 World Cup, however an ICC title stayed tricky.
In the interim, enduring an onslaught hitter Ajinkya Rahane has figured out how to clutch his spot in the Test crew. Be that as it may, he is relied upon to confront solid contest for a spot in the playing XI with the selectors additionally picking Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari. While Iyer as of late dazzled on debut, Vihari has been among the runs for India An in South Africa.
In any case, India have been hampered in the twist office heading into the series with their two best option left-arm spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel getting precluded because of wounds. Accordingly, offspinner Jayant Yadav, who played in Mumbai against New Zealand as of late, has figured out how to clutch his spot as the second spinner behind R Ashwin.
Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, who were refreshed for the New Zealand series at home, return to the set-up again on anticipated lines.
India will likewise be without Shubman Gill, who has not been considered because of a physical issue. Suryakumar Yadav, who was in the Test crew for the last two tasks without getting a game, has been dropped. KS Bharat, who had filled in for the harmed Wriddhiman Saha against New Zealand, has likewise been forgotten about as India’s best option manager Rishabh Pant returns. KL Rahul, who was controlled out of the New Zealand Tests, is back close by Shardul Thakur.
To give abundant cover to the speed assault, the selectors have additionally named three quick bowlers – Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar and Arzan Nagwaswalla – as backups. Left-arm spinner Saurabh Kumar likewise gets an examine as the fourth reserve player because of the wounds supported by Jadeja and Axar. Each of the four reserve players are as of now in South Africa as a component of the India A crew.
India’s visit through South Africa has been moved back by seven days after both the sheets commonly chose to begin the series with the Boxing Day Test in Centurion. India will presently open the visit at SuperSport Park on December 26 and will play two additional Tests and three ODIs. The four-coordinate T20I series has been rejected with the sheets reporting that it will be played sometime in the future.
India Test squad for SA: 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, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed. Siraj.
Standby players – Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla