The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a 18-member squad for India’s upcoming Test series against South Africa. The three-match Test series will start on December 26 at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.
Ravindra Jadeja and Shubman Gill were not considered due to injuries, while Hanuma Vihari was recalled to the side after his stellar performance for India A in South Africa. He last represented India earlier this year in the Border Gavaskar Trophy in Australia.
India squad for South Africa Tests
Squad: Virat Kohli (Capt),Rohit Sharma(vc), 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