India has been unbeaten under Rahul Dravid; under their new head coach, the side beat New Zealand in the T20 series by a scoreline of 3-0. Later Dravid’s side secured the victory in a two-match test series by drawing 1 game and drawing the other game. Following this test series, the Indian’s traveled to South Africa to play a series of 3 test matches; followed by a 3 game ODI series. As of now only one match of the test series has been played; India was dominant in this match and secured the win by a margin of 113 runs.
Later the second match of the test series will be played on the 3rd of January at 1:30 pm IST; the match will take place at the Wanderers Stadium. Subsequently, the last match of the test series will take place on the 11th of January; this match will take place at the Newlands Cricket Ground and start at 2 pm IST. Dravid’s side is expected to continue their exceptional form and win this series with ease. Winning this test series will help their side retain the first spot in the ICC test rankings. Later trawling behind them in the second and third position are; New Zealand and Australia respectively.
India announced their ODI roaster to take on South Africa!
The BCCI announced that Rohit Sharma will not be part of the ODI squad to face South Africa; this is because he has picked up an injury that will sideline the player for the series. Despite many believing that Kohli would take over that role; India has decided to give the captainship to KL Rahul along with Bumrah as the vice-captain.
India’s roaster to face South Africa consists of; KL Rahul (Capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ruturaj Gaekwad, Virat Kohli, Surya Kumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Y Chahal, R Ashwin, W Sundar, J Bumrah (VC), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Prasidh Krishna, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj.
Do you think BCCI made a good choice by choosing this squad?