In front of the test series against the Proteas, the selectors have declared the final 15-member squad for the home series.
India will hope to rule South Africa after winning the away series against West Indies convincingly. In any case, after the West Indies series, the selectors expected to address a couple of zones of worry before the series against the Proteas.
The first area of concern was whether to choose out of form KL Rahul or sidelined player Rohit Sharma. The second zone of concern was choosing fit all-rounder Hardik Pandya, while the last and last issue was to include which spinner.
Nonetheless, in front of the series against the Proteas, the selectors have reported the last 15-member squad for the home series.
After the poor show against the West Indies, the selectors have chosen to drop KL Rahul and include Shubman Gill who scored plenty for India ‘A, during the voyage through West Indies ‘A’. Prior, the youngster expressed his failure after the selectors neglected for the away series against West Indies.
India’s 15-member Test squad for home series vs South Africa: Virat Kohli (C), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk),Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill