Akash Chopra shocked Team India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who was criticized for his poor performance. He was not given a place in the squad he selected for the upcoming tour of South Africa
Akash Chopra shocked Team India Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane, who was criticized for his poor performance. He was not given a place in the squad he selected for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Along with Rahane, injured opener Shubhman Gill has also ruled out out-of-form Ishant Sharma. Announced the final squad with a total of 15 players in the squad. Of these, four were reserve players. As usual, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul were selected as openers. Chateshwar gave Pujara another chance in One Down despite not being able to play properly. Akash, who replaced captain Kohli in fourth place, replaced young cricketer Shreyas in fifth place with Rahane. Rishabh Pant is the regular wicket-keeper. Jaspreet Bumra, Shami and Siraj were selected as the pacers.
Mayank Agarwal, who scored a century in the Test series against New Zealand, took Hyderabad’s Hanuma Vihari, pacers Shardul Thakur and Umesh Yadav as reserve players. It is learned that in the wake of the Omikron boom, Team India’s tour of South Africa was in doubt. However, the BCCI has given the green signal to Team India cricketers to board a flight to South Africa as the South African Cricket Board has assured the safety of the players. The Indian team will play three Tests and three ODIs as part of the tour. The South African Cricket Board (CSA) has also released a new schedule to this effect. The BCCI is likely to announce the Indian squad for the tour of South Africa this evening.
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