India vs South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah earns maiden Test call-up, Hardik Pandya, Parthiv Patel back

first_imgJasprit Bumrah earned his maiden call-up in Tests as the selectors announced the India squad for the South Africa tour on Monday.Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the Test series against Sri Lanka, and Parthiv Patel were also added to the touring squad.India will begin their tour of South Africa with a two-day warm-up match at Boland Park in Paarl from December 30-31.The first Test of the three-match series will get underway at Newlands from January 5 while the second Test will be played in Centurion from January 13.The third and the final Test will be played at Johannesburg from January 24.India have been in brilliant form in Test cricket since 2016, winning 16 of 22 Tests. They also won the four-Test series against South Africa at home in late 2015.India have never won a Test series in South Africa and Kohli would be keen to set the record straight next year.Ajinkya Rahane, who has had a very bad Test series against Sri Lanka has retained his place in the side.Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who took a break from the ongoing Test series to get married, has been named in the side for the ODIs.INDIA TEST SQUAD VS SOUTH AFRICA: Virat Kohli (C), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah.Meanwhile, the selectors also announced the squad for the three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka. Virat Kohli has been rested and Rohit Sharma will captain the side. The three T20s will be played at Cuttack (December 20), Indore (December 22) and Mumbai (December 24).advertisementINDIA SQUAD FOR THREE T20Is:Rohit Sharma(C), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.last_img

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