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India’s Test Squad named for South Africa 2018 Tour

BCCI named 17-men roster for India’s tour of South Africa 2018. The bilateral series has been scheduled to kick off on 5th January and three test matches will be played between two nations. Limited overs sensational fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has got maiden call up for the 5-day cricket format.

Jasprit Bumrah named in Indian test squad for South Africa 2018 tour

Jasprit Bumrah is selected as the 5th pace bowler in the roster and he replaced spinner Kuldeep Yadav who was the part of Indian squad against Sri Lanka. African conditions favor fast bowlers as compared to spinners, hence selection committee picked Bumrah over Kuldeep.

Men in Blue looks pretty strong with their batting line-up that includes 3 regular openers KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay. Middle order is strong in likes of Kohli, Pujara, Rahane and Rohit Sharma. Four front line fast bowlers Shami, Ishant, Bhuvneshwar and Umesh set to be key bowlers for the team India. If anyone of these four gets injured, Bumrah will make debut.

Let’s have a look at the complete team India test roster for South Africa tour.

India’s Test Squad

  1. Virat Kohli (c)
  2. Ajinkya Rahane (vc)
  3. Lokesh Rahul
  4. Shikhar Dhawan
  5. Murali Vijay
  6. Cheteshwar Pujara
  7. Rohit Sharma
  8. Ravichandran Ashwin
  9. Ravindra Jadeja
  10. Umesh Yadav
  11. Mohammed Shami
  12. Wriddhiman Saha
  13. Parthiv Patel
  14. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  15. Jasprit Burmah
  16. Ishant Sharma
  17. Hardik Pandya

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