The BCCI informed that the Men in Blue Test Squad took their seats in the aircraft. They presented photos of the players on the board on their official Twitter page.
The hamstring injury of Rohit Sharma forced making one more change in the squad list. At least for the three-match Test series, Priyank Panchal joined the team. As of now, the team list looks like the following: Virat Kohli (c), Priyank Panchal, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Rishabh Pant (wk), Shreyas Iyer, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shardul Thakur, Ajinkya Rahane, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, R Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, and Md. Siraj.
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The first matches of the South Africa tour will be three Tests, with the first one on December 26. After New Year, the national cricket organisation also dealt with T20Is and ODIs to continue the Indian visit.
However, the exact schedule for the further matches is still questioned. The reason is the splash of the new Covid variant – Omicron- in Africa. Want to know more about cricket news and don’t miss the important news? Subscribe to .in and receive the latest updates to your email.