Virat Kohli-led Indian Test Squad Departs For South Africa Tour: South Africa vs India

Virat Kohli captained the Indian red-ball team, left for South Africa on December 26 for a three-match Test series against the Proteas.

Highlights

  • The Indian red-ball team, led by Virat Kohli, has left on a tour of South Africa.
  • On December 26, the three-match Test series will begin.
  • Team India will be led by Virat Kohli in the Tests.

The Indian red-ball team, captained by Virat Kohli, left for South Africa on December 26. For a three-match Test series against the Proteas. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) released photos of the Indian Test squad departing on Thursday.

“Everyone has their seatbelts on. bound for South Africa, “BCCI sent out a tweet. Following a hamstring injury during a practice session. As a result, Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the next three-match Test series against South Africa. In addition, on the next tour of South Africa, Kohli stated that Team India will miss Rohit’s ability.

As the Indian Test team, therefore, headed to Johannesburg, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted photos from the journey.

“All buckled up, South Africa bound,” wrote the BCCI.

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Virat Kohli in a virtual conference said:

“Will miss his abilities a lot. He’s proven in England already that he’s really worked his Test game out. And after that, the opening partnership was very important for us to play in that series. Obviously, with his experience and skill, we will miss those qualities,”

“That said, it’s an opportunity for Mayank [Agarwal] and KL [Rahul] to step up and solidify that start for us and make sure the good work is carried on in this series,” he added.

Kohli spoke up about his ODI captaincy snub and the BCCI’s apparent disorganization in communication while emphasizing that his friendship with Rohit Sharma is still as strong as ever.

However, after suffering a hamstring injury, Rohit will miss the forthcoming Test series. And in addition, Priyank Panchal has been appointed as his replacement. Rohit was given control of both the ODI and T20I formats last week.

India’s squad for South Africa Tests:

Virat Kohli (Captain), Priyank Panchal, 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, Mohammed Siraj.

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