After Virat Kohli’s explosive press conference, the Indian team left for South Africa. Team India led by Virat Kohli flew from Mumbai to Johannesburg today i.e. on Thursday morning. This information was given by sharing the pictures of the players from the official Twitter handle of BCCI. All the players are looking very happy in the pictures.
Team India will play the eighth series in South Africa
Under the leadership of Virat, Team India will play the eighth series in South Africa and would like to end the winning drought here. Virat has also chimed in before leaving for the tour and said that this time we will return after doing something special.
Quarantine Rules will be strict
Amidst the threat of the Omicron variant of Kovid-19 in South Africa, the Indian team will go through strict quarantine rules and restrictions there. According to reports, the team can spend only one day in isolation. This tour will screen all three times and only then will the players and staff move to a bio-secure environment.
Three-match test series
Significantly, the Indian team will play a three-match Test series from December 26. The first match between the two teams will play here in Centurion. After this, the second and third Test will play in Johannesburg and Cape Town respectively from January 3 to 11.
Virat’s Hunkar before the tour
Before leaving for the South Africa tour, captain Virat Kohli said, ‘South Africa is a place where we have not won a single series so far. That’s why we are full of inspiration to do so. Our mindset has always been that whichever country we go to play, go there and win the series. We no longer think of winning a Test here and a Test there. We will do our best as a team and make sure we continue to contribute.
Not all family members of Indian team on the Africa tour
Unlike the previous two tours – Australia and England, the Indian team will not be here with their family members. Not all players will be accompanied by their family members due to the fear of the Omicron variant. However, it is being told that Indian Test captain Virat Kohli is accompanied by his wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika.
Indian Test squad for South Africa tour:
Virat Kohli (capt), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyank Panchal, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav.
Standby players:– Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, and Arjan Nagwaswala.