IND vs SA: No Pujara, Rahane as India's Test Squad Announced For South Africa Tour 2024
No Pujara, Rahane for SA test

IND vs SA: No Pujara, Rahane as India’s Test Squad Announced For South Africa Test 2023: KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer are back to the test side as BCCI announced India’s Test Squad for the away South Africa test series in 2024. Veteran Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have been dropped from the test side and Young Ruturaj Gaikwad is featured in all formats. This post reads the Indian Test Squad for IND vs SA Test Series.

Mohammed Shami is also returning, although his participation is contingent on his fitness; the BCCI statement announcing the team stated that the fast bowler was “currently undergoing medical treatment.” Shami was rested for India’s most recent Test series in the West Indies in July.

BCCI wrote: “ Mr Rohit Sharma and Mr Virat Kohli had requested the Board for a break from the white-ball leg of the tour. Mr Mohd. Shami is currently undergoing medical treatment and his availability is subject to fitness.

Ajinkya Rahane, who was unexpectedly called up for the World Test Championship final earlier this year and promoted to vice-captain for the West Indies Tests, did not have a spot. Shreyas Iyer has taken his position.

It’s interesting to note that KL Rahul got a spot in the Test team as a wicketkeeper. Additionally, this is his first time playing for the red ball team since he was dropped during the Border-Gavaskar Trophy earlier this year. His opponent for the keeper’s spot in the starting eleven will be Ishan Kishan. This implies that Rahul will play in the middle order if he chooses to play.

KL Rahul doubtful to play the one-off Test against England in Edgbaston

IND vs SA: 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.

Apart from the test Squad, BCCI have also announced Indian squads for the IND vs SA T20I as well as the ODI series.

IND vs SA India ODI Squad
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IND vs SA: India T20I Squad
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