India tour of South Africa: Suryakumar Yadav to lead India in T20Is; KL appointed ODI skipper – Check Official Squad Details HERE!

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India squad for South Africa series

BCCI has announced the all-format squads of team India for the upcoming big tour to South Africa, starting December 10.

The question of whether Rohit Sharma can captain the team in Twenty20 Internationals has generated a lot of discussion after India’s heartbreaking defeat in the World Cup final recently.

There were many reports circulated that the experienced campaigner may opt to bid adieu the shortest version of the game, and the mystery around this question still continues as  the hitman has decided to not play the T20 format during the big South Africa tour. 

Apart from Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli will also miss the white-ball leg, as both the senior players have requested the BCCI to give them rest during the white-ball series.

Suryakumar Yadav, who is leading the team in the ongoing T20I series against Australia, will lead the team in the shortest format during the South Africa tour also.

KL Rahul has been appointed as the ODI skipper for the tour, while Rohit Sharma will lead the side in test games.

Ravindra Jadeja will be the vice-captain for the T20 series, while the medium pacer Deepak Chahar made the cut in white ball series.

Rinku Singh has been selected for the one-day series as well due to brilliant finishing skills. While Sai Sudharsan also received a maiden call-up for the ODIs.

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shreays Iyer have been included in the test side, while experienced Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane left out from the squad.

India’s Squad for 2 T20Is against South Africa 

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar 

India’s Squad for 3 ODIs against South Africa 

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C)(wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar 

India’s squad for 2 Tests against South Africa 

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd. Shami*, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna 

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India tour of South Africa 2023-24 Schedule 

India to tour South Africa in December, starting December 10. The multi-format series will start with the T20Is. 

→ 1st T20I – December 10, 2023 

→ 2nd T20I – December 12, 2023 

→ 3rd T20I – December 14, 2023
  

→ 1st ODI – December 17, 2023 

→ 2nd ODI – December 19, 2023 

→ 3rd ODI – December 21, 2023
  

→ 1st Test – December 26-30, 2023 

→ 2nd Test – January 3-7, 2024 

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The India A side will play some games against the South Africa A and BCCI has released squads for those games as follows: 

India A squad for the 1st four-day match: Sai Sudharsan, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Devdutt Padikkal, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sarfaraz Khan, KS Bharat (C)(wk), Dhruv Jurel, Shardul Thakur, Pulkit Narang, Sourabh Kumar, Manav Suthar, Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Tushar Deshpande.   

India Inter-squad three-day match: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Sarfaraz Khan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pulkit Narang, Harshit Rana, Shardul Thakur, Sourabh Kumar, Manav Suthar, Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini. 

India A squad for 3rd four-day match: Sai Sudharsan, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, KS Bharat (C)(wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Harshit Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Manav Suthar, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Navdeep Saini 

India A tour of South Africa A Schedule

→ 1st four-day match, 11-14 December 

→ 2nd three-day match, 20-22 December 

→ 3rd four-day match, 26-29 December  

Rahul Dravid to remain Head Coach of India 

Rahul Dravid’s tenure as the head coach of Team India has been extended by BCCI, despite speculations of his resignation. The specifics of the extension remain undisclosed.

But Dravid has kept the same coaching staff from the ODI World Cup, which included T Dilip as fielding coach, Paras Mhambrey as bowling coach, and Vikram Rathour as batting coach.   

 

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