South Africa Cricket Team has reached Dharmasala Yesterday to play against India in three T20Is and Three tests and the Tour will start from September 15 with the T20I series. Earlier BCCI announced team India’s squad for T20I series.
In Tests, KL Rahul is been dropped off for his poor performance and Shubman Gill gets his maiden test call against South Africa.
India T20I Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Rishabh Pant (wicketkeeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, Washington Sundar, Rahul Chahar, Khaleel Ahmed, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini
India Test Squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk),Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill
Board President’s XI squad for 3-day warm-up game:
Rohit Sharma (c), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, AR Easwaran, Karun Nair, Siddhesh Lad, KS Bharat (wk), Jalaj Saxena, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, Avesh Khan, Ishan Porel, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav
MSK Prasad on Selection:
On Rohit Sharma’s position: “Rohit has been selected in the side as an opener. He will open in the three matches and also for the Board President XI.”
On KL Rahul’s exclusion: It is unfortunate that Rahul couldn’t perform consistently. He played well in patches.”
T20I Series schedule:
1st T20I: At Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium, Dharamsala on 15 September (Sun) at 7PM (IST).
2nd T20I: At Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh on 18 September (Wed) at 7 PM (IST).
3rd T20I: At M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru on 22 September (Sun) at 7 PM (IST)
Test Series Schedule:
1st Test: (2-6 October) at ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam, 9:30 AM (IST)
2nd Test: (10-14 October) at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune, 9:30 AM (IST)
3rd Test: (19-23 October) at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi, 9:30 AM (IST)