India Test Squad, Players List for South Africa 2019: The All-India Senior Selection Committee met in New Delhi on Thursday to pick the 15-member Indian Test Team for Paytm Freedom Series for Gandhi-Mandela Trophy.
India made one change to the side which played in the West Indies with Shubman Gill earning his maiden Test call-up. KL Rahul was dropped from the team. Rest of the squad remains the same.
The Committee also picked the Board President’s XI team for a three-day warm-up game to be played in Vizianagaram from September 26th. Rohit Sharma will lead the side and most likely open the innings.
India are scheduled to play a three match Test series versus South Africa which begins on October 2. The first match of the series will be held in Vizag, followed by the second in Pune and third in Ranchi.
The series begins after the culmination of three-match T20I series which begins on Sunday, September 15.
Visakhapatnam Test: October 2-6, 9:30 AM IST
Pune Test: October 10-14, 9:30 AM IST
Ranchi Test: October 19-23, 9:30 AM IST
India squad for 3 Tests vs SA – Virat Kohli (Capt), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk),Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, R Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, M Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma