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Rahane, Pujara named in India squad for South Africa Tests


Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara retained their places in the 18-man Indian Test squad for the tour of South Africa.

After a break from the two Tests at home against New Zealand, pacers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, and wicket-keeper Rishabh Pant made their returns.

The injured trio of Shubman Gill, Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja did not make the cut.

Squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma(vc), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.

Standby Players: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla.

More to follow…

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