The BCCI announced India’s squad for the forthcoming T20I series and Test series on Sunday. KL Rahul is the skipper of T20I and Umran Malik will also play for India for the very first time. Rishabh Pant is the vice-captain of the team. On the other hand, Rohit Sharma is the skipper of the Indian Test team.
Cheteshwar Pujara has recently performed exceptionally well in the County Championship while playing for Sussex and his performance helped him to get selected for the Indian Test squad.
Senior players Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and M Shami have been given rest and Dinesh Karthik gets his place back in the T20I side after a prolific performance in the IPL 2022 for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kuldeep Yadav also made comeback to the team.
Five Indian players are injured ahead of the South Africa series. Deepak Chahar is recovering from a Quadricep injury, Ravindra Jadeja suffered a rib injury in IPL, 2022. On the other hand, Suryakumar Yadav, Washington Sundar, Harshal Patel, and T Natarajan are also injured.
India’s T20 Squad
KL Rahul (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (vice-captain)(wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
India’s Test Squad
Rohit Sharma (Capt), KL Rahul (VC), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant (wk), KS Bharat (wk), R Jadeja, R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohd Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Prasidh Krishna