India Test Squad Against South Africa 2019 Test Series

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India Test Squad Against South Africa 2019 Test series

Virat Kohli (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Jasprit Bumrah, Hanuma Vihari.

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On 12 September, the selection committee announced the squad for the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa starting from next month. Shubman Gill has been given a chance for the test and Rohit Sharma is set to open the upcoming home series against South Africa after KL Rahul was dropped.

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Chief selector MSK Prasad revealed that Rohit will move to the top of the order for the three Tests, with the first match getting underway on October 2 at Visakhapatnam.

India Test Squad Against South Africa 2019

Rahul misses out after failing to make a half-century in the recent 2-0 whitewash of West Indies in the Caribbean.

Gill has also been included in a 15-man party while batsman Mayank Agarwal retains his place.

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Prasad said of limited-overs opener Rohit being included: “Yes, we are definitely looking at him [as an opener], and we want to give him an opportunity. He is keen, and all of us in the selection committee are keen. We want to push him, and give him some opportunities up the order, and see where he stands, and then we will take a call.”

India Test Squad Against South Africa 2019

“He has been opening in white-ball cricket for more than a decade [since 2013]. We feel he has the ability to bat up the order, we have seen that in white-ball cricket, and if he can do that in red-ball cricket, then nothing like it. We have a lot of practice matches coming up, which will be a boost to this side”, he also added.

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