India is already facing South Africa in the T20 series. The ODI and test series are yet to be started. After the World Cup, seniors are given and youngsters get the chance to play the T20 series against South Africa. Team management prioritized workload management. Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and a few other players will travel to South Africa for the upcoming test series.
Rohit and Co.’s South Africa Bound:
After the heartbreaking defeat in the World Cup final, India played a five-match T20 series against Australia. Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and some other players were not a part of that. Even in the white ball series against South Africa, Virat and Rohit were not named in the squad. They will be coming back in the test series against South Africa.
Indian Players are traveling to South Africa in different batches. Along with Team India, India, A team also traveled to South Africa to play four-day matches. In the first batch, the T20 players and India A team traveled. KL Rahul traveled to South Africa recently. On December 15, Rohit Sharma and the rest of the players will travel to South Africa for the test series.
India vs South Africa:
After the World Cup, this is the most anticipated series for both countries. The Indian team management released a different squad for three formats. Rohit Sharma decided to skip the white-ball series in the tour. In the absence of skipper Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav is leading the team in the T20 series. In the ODI series, KL Rahul will be leading the team.
In between this, Team India had a setback. Star pacer Mohammad Shami is likely to miss the test series because of an injury. He sustained an injury during the World Cup. he has a concern about his ankle. There has been no official announcement about this till now.
On December 14, India and South Africa are locking horns in the third T20 in Johannesburg. This match will decide the winner of the series. The first T20 was washed out because of rain. In the second match, India faced a defeat. If India wins the third T20, then the series will be equal. If South Africa wins the match, they will win the series by a 2-1 margin.