Indian Squad for the tough South African series has announced by the board of control for cricket in India(BCCI). Jasprit Bumrah earned his maiden Test call-up as the right-arm pacer has been included in the 17-member squad. It would be a dream tour for Virat Kohli and he will always be remembered for his captaincy skills if he wins the series there. India have never won a test series against South Africa in their soil.
The first Test match of the series will kick off on January 5 at Newlands in Cape Town. The second and the third Test will start on January 13 and 24 in Centurion and Johannesburg respectively.
Here is the India Test squad
Virat Kohli (Capt), Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (VC), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah