India’s squad for the South Africa tour excludes Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli from the white-ball segment, appointing Suryakumar Yadav as T20I captain and KL Rahul as skipper for the ODI matches.

The BCCI selection committee finalized the Team India squad for the South Africa tour on Thursday, November 30, marking significant leadership changes and new faces. Suryakumar Yadav retains the T20I captaincy, leading the squad in the upcoming three-match series starting December 10 in Durban. Meanwhile, KL Rahul takes charge as skipper for the three-match ODI series against South Africa.

In the Test arena, Rohit Sharma assumes the captain’s role, with Jasprit Bumrah appointed as his deputy for the two-Test series starting December 26. Rahul will also take up wicketkeeping duties in the Test series. Both Rohit and Virat Kohli requested a break from the white-ball segment.

Notably, newcomers B Sai Sudharshan and Rinku Singh secured maiden call-ups in the ODI squad. Wicket keeper-batter Sanju Samson also returns to the ODI squad after a hiatus.The selection committee convened with head coach Rahul Dravid overseeing proceedings.

The series kicks off with the T20Is on December 10 followed by the ODIs commencing on December 17 in Johannesburg.

India Test squad

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.

India ODI squad

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 T20I squad

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.

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Last Updated on November 30, 2023

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