India vs South Africa: Team India has to play 3 Tests on the South Africa tour. The first match of the series is to be played from 26 December. The team for the tour is to be announced soon. Although many senior
26 December South Africa announces 3-match Test series
Team India has to play a 3-match Test series from South Africa from 26 December. The squad for the series was to be announced on Tuesday. But captain Virat Kohli and coach Rahul Dravid have clashed with the selectors for keeping senior players in the team. Because of this, it is getting delayed. Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been running in poor form for a long time.
Selection Committee Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara may get a chance
Chetan Sharma-led selection committee can give one more chance to Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara. However, Ishant’s selection will depend on his fitness. However, they want to give a chance to the youth in their place. But the coach and the captain are with the seniors. Ishant did not play in the second Test (India vs New Zealand) against New Zealand due to injury. A board official said that the South Africa series is one of our tough series.
Rahane and Pujara are confident of returning to form
The official said that the team has not yet won the Test series in South Africa (India vs South Africa). In such a situation, the coach and captain have full faith in Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujar. Hopefully, both will regain form on the tour. Rahane’s Test average in South Africa is 53 while Pujara’s is 31. Although Ishant Sharma has been able to take only 20 wickets in 7 Tests.
ODI team announced later
Team India also has to play three ODIs on the tour. But the series is to start on January 19. In such a situation, the ODI team will be announced later. Vijay Hazare Trophy has also started. In such a situation, the performance of the players who perform well in this will also be monitored.