India choose to bat in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion.
India choose to bat in the first Test against South Africa at Centurion. Both teams revealed their playing XI after the toss. Pujara and Pant are in the Indian final squad. India entered the ring with five bowlers in the match.
Team management relied on Rahane to bat at No. 5. Valued his experience. Shreyas Iyer and Hanuma Vihari were left out of the final squad. India entered the ring with five bowlers. Five bowlers including Ashwin, Bumrah, Shami, Siraj and Shardul Thakur are in the final squad. Veteran fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been left out of the squad.
Indian Playing XI
KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Rishabh Pant, R.S. Ashwin, Mohammad Shami, Jaspreet Bumra, Mohammad Siraj, Shardul Thakur
South Africa Playing XI
Dean Elgar (capt), Aidan Markram, Keegan Peterson, Rosie van der Dusai, Temba Bauma, Quinton de Kock, Vian Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Marco Anson
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