India Tour of South Africa: Selection committee next week, 20 member squad to be picked


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India Tour of South Africa – India Squad SA Series: The BCCI is likely to send 20 players squad across two formats for the upcoming 3 Tests and three matches ODI series in South Africa. Team will also pack the squad with some extra net bowlers. The selection committee will meet right after the ongoing Mumbai test vs New Zealand to pick the squad: Follow IND vs SA LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

India A squad is playing a series with host’s A squad at the moment. India A squad members like Hanuma Vihari will be asked to stay back in South Africa for the test series.

“Most of them will come back after the third A Test but maybe a couple will be selected in the main squad and a few who will be net bowler,” the official told PTI.

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It has been learnt that the board is still waiting for an advisory from the government and will announce the team’s departure date only after getting an all-clear on the issue.

India Tour of South Africa: India set to send 20-member squad plus net bowlers to South Africa, Team to be announced early next week

India Squad SA Series: Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd Shami, Rishabh Pant  have already assembled in Mumbai & will enter in Bio-Bubble once everything is finalized.

  • The first Test will now begin on December 26 in Centurion,
  • 2nd Test will be played in Johannesburg from January 3
  • 3rd Match will be played in Cape Town from January 11 or 12.
  • Cape Town will also stage all the three ODIs.

As per information available with InsideSport.IN, squad announcement will be made right after the Mumbai test & Indian team is expected to fly out either on 15th or 16th via a chartered flight.

The tour has been shortened, with four Twenty20 internationals being postponed until later in the year. CSA has already confirmed India will play three Test matches on their tour which starts later this month but “under the strictest Covid-19 guidelines”.

South Africa has praised India for its “solidarity” in not cancelling the tour amid the emergence of the new COVID variant Omicron. The Indian team will travel on a chartered flight and go straight into a bio-secure environment.

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India Tour of South Africa: India set to send 20-member squad plus net bowlers to South Africa, Team to be announced early next week

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