Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the vice-captain of the Test series against South Africa. The squad consists of players such as; Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Chesteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer; Hanuma Vihari, Rishab Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin; Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Siraj.
Further South Africa’s for the test team includes players such as; Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma (Captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket keeper), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee; Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen; Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton and Duanne Olivier.
These teams will play in a three-match test series; which will begin on the 26th of December and extend till the 30th of December. Who do you think will be able to win the test series? Following this test series, they will play in a three-match ODI series starting on the 19th of January.
Rohit Sharma picks up an injury before the first test series!
On Sunday lunchtime, Rohit Sharma, wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, with Shardul Thakur was engaged in a practice program at the Sharad Pawar Academy. While practising throwdown the star batsman picked up an injury. This is because; the ball struck Rohit Sharma on his glove which caused him a lot of discomfort and ended his practice session early. However, as of now, there is no update on the injury yet; he will be assessed in the near future if he will be able to play in the upcoming test series?
If Rohit Sharma is unable to play in the upcoming test matches; the BCCI could give KL Rahul and Rishab Pant an opportunity to become the vice-captain of the cup in the upcoming test series.