After recently registering a 1-0 win in the Test series against New Zealand, the Indian team is now focusing on the tour of South Africa. This tour of Team India was to start on December 17. But in view of Omicron’s threat in South Africa, this tour of India has been rescheduled. Looking at the tour of South Africa, today the BCCI selectors can announce Team India.
Excellent performance by Shreyas Iyer and Mayank Agarwal
The selectors will have to face difficulties to choose the team this time. Because recently Shreyas Iyer and Mayank Agarwal performed well in the Test series against New Zealand. While Shreyas scored a century and half-century in the Kanpur Test, Mayank did this charisma during the Mumbai Test. Senior players will return in the series to be played against South Africa. So have to see Which players will be blamed?
New schedule of India-South Africa series
On Monday, Cricket South Africa released the new schedule of the Test and ODI series to be played against India. According to the new schedule, the first Test will be played in Centurion on December 26, the second Test will be played in Johannesburg from January 3 and the third Test will be played in Cape Town from January 11. Apart from this, the first ODI between the two countries will be played on January 19 and the second ODI on January 21. Both these matches will be held in Paarl. While the third and final ODI will be played on 23 January in Cape Town.
Rahane-Pujara’s place in danger
KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami are sure to return in the Test series to be played against South Africa. Shubman Gill may have to sit out with the return of Rohit-Rahul. Whereas Shreyas Iyer has every chance of being selected in the team. He scored a century and a half-century in his debut Test. If Shreyas comes into the team, then Ajinkya Rahane will have to be kept out. Apart from this, the place of Cheteshwar Pujara is also in danger. Mayank Agarwal is giving him tough competition. Pujara has not been able to do any special performance for a long time. At the same time, coach Rahul Dravid has also said that now some tough decisions will be taken.
Today BCCI can announce the Indian team for the South Africa tour. The first Test match between the two countries will be played at Centurion from December 26. Team India has failed to win the Test series in South Africa to date.