India announced squads for South Africa tour on Dec 10, Virat and Rohit rested


India announced squads for South Africa tour

India revealed the squads for the upcoming all-format tour of South Africa, commencing on December 10th.


India announced squads for South Africa tour
India announced squads for South Africa tour

India announced squads for South Africa tour

On Thursday, the BCCI revealed India’s squads for the upcoming tour of South Africa, featuring three T20Is, three ODI matches, and two Test matches.

After the disheartening defeat in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Final 2023, India now pay attention towards the World Test Championship and the upcoming T20 World Cup which is to be held on 2024.

India unveiled its squads for the upcoming South Africa tour, with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will not play both T20 and One Day International (ODI).  Suryakumar Yadav will be the captain for T20I squad and Ravindra Jadeja be the vice captain, while KL Rahul will lead the ODIs. Sanju Samson and Patidar make a comeback in ODIs. But Samson was not considered for the Australia T20Is.

But in Test format Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be play, where Rohit Sharma will be back to lead the side for the Test match and Jasprit Bumrah is the vice captain. Both players have requested a break from the white-ball segment of the tour for South Africa.

Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have not been picked in the Test squad. Rahul as the wicketkeeper in the Test squad.

Hardik Pandya will not be participating in all three formats, namely ODI, Test, and T20.

Mohammed Shami makes a comeback to the Test side, but his participation depends on his fitness, as he is presently going through medical treatment.

“Mohd. Shami is currently undergoing medical treatment and his availability is subject to fitness,” said Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Rinku Singh and along with Sai Sudharsan’s impressive performances both in Indian Premier League (IPL) and domestic cricket format have secured him a debut call-up in the ODI format, their skills in both domestic cricket and in the Indian Premier League (IPL) was very excellent.

Yashasvi Jaiswal and Mukesh Kumar, both of them debuted in Test cricket during the West Indies tour, maintaining their positions in Test Cricket.

India announced squads for South Africa tour
India announced squads for South Africa tour: Yashasvi Jaiswal picked for both T20I and Test Series

Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohd. Siraj and Kuldeep Yadav are back in India’s T20I format. These four cricketers were not included in the ongoing five-match T20I series at home country against Australia.

Name of Player Out

Avesh Khan Axer Patel, Prasidh Krishna, and Shiva Dube were not picked for the South Africa tour, they are part of India’s T20 team for the Australia tour of India.

Name of Player In

Shubman Gill, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, and Mohammad Siraj are back to India’s T20 format for the South Africa tour.

India announced squads for South Africa tour

India’s squad for 3 T20Is:

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.

India’s squad for 2 Tests:

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, Mohammed Shami (subject to fitness), Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna.

India’s squad for 2 ODIs:

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 announced squads for South Africa tour

India vs South Africa T20I Schedule

1st T20I – 10 December  2023 at 9:30 pm, Durban

2nd T20I – 12 December 2023 at 9:30 pm, Gqeberha

3rd T20I – 14 December 2023 at 9:30 pm, Johannesburg

India vs South Africa ODI Schedule

1st ODI – 17 December 2023, at 1:30 pm IST Johannesburg

2nd ODI – 19 December 2023 at 4:30 pm IST Gqeberha

3rd ODI – 21 December 2023 at 4:30 pm IST Paarl

India vs South Africa TEST Series Schedule

1st Test – 26-30 December 2023 at 1:30 pm IST Centurion

2nd Test – 3-7January 2024 at 2:00 pm IST  Cape Town

IND vs SA Match Live Stream

India vs South Africa match will be live telecasted on the Star Sports network in India, and Disney+ Hotstar will live stream the matches online.


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