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Here’s how Team India looks for South Africa series

Jasprit Bumrah on Mondya got his first Test call-up while wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel and all-rounder Hardik Pandya returned to the 17-member Indian squad South Africa series.

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Right-arm seamer Jasprit Bumrah on Monday got his first Test call-up while wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel and all-rounder Hardik Pandya returned to the 17-member Indian squad for the three-match Test series in South Africa. The national selectors, who met in New Delhi, picked seven batsmen, seven bowlers, one all-rounder and two wicketkeepers in the team to be led by Virat Kohli, beginning January 5. (Source: Express Archive)

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Virat Kohli will lead Team India in South Africa. The Indian skipper was rested from the limited overs series against Sri lanka. (Source: AP)

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Murali Vijay will be India's first-choice opener when the Virat Kohli-led side meets South Africa in the away fixture. (Source: AP)

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Shikhar Dhawan has been in good touch with the bat and woule be expected to open the innings for India against South Africa. (Source: Reuters)

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Cheteshwar Pujara is India's mainstay at number three. The right-hander has been in sublime touch for quite sometime. He has scored a hundred and a half-century in three innings in on-going Test series against Sri Lanka while earlier smashed a double ton in Ranji Trophy fixture and followed it by another ton for Saurashtra. (Source: AP)

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Ajinkya Rahane has been named as vice-captain. (Source: Reuters)

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Rohit Sharma too is in good touch with the willow. He scored a hundred against Sri Lanka in Nagpur while notched up a half-century in New Delhi. He would play a crucial role in the middle-order for India in South Africa. (Source: AP)

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Hardik Pandya is back for in India's Test squad after he was rested for Sri Lanka series. (Source: AP)

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Wriddhiman Saha will be the first-choice wicket-keeper for India in South Africa. (Source: AP)

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Parthiv Patel was re-called for South Africa Test series. Patel last played for India in 2016 and scored 71 against England in Chennai. He would also be a stand-by wicket-keeper for India in the series. (Source: AP)

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KL Rahul has also been included in the Test squad for South Africa series. (Source: AP)

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The conditions in South Africa will play a favourable role for the seamers. Ishant Sharma is one of the quicker bowlers for India on this tour. (Source: AP)

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar who recently got married and missed the second and third Test against Sri Lanka is back in the side. (Source: AP)

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Mohammed Shami will alaso take the flight to South Africa with the Indian team. (Source: AP)

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Umesh Yadav is a part of the 17-man Test squad for South Africa. (Source: AP)

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The selectors have picked two spinner for the tour. Off-spinner R Ashwin has been included in the squad. (Source: AP)

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Ravindra Jadeja is the other spinner who has been included in the squad. (Source: AP)