Indian Team To Leave For South Africa On December 16
The Board of Cricket Control in India(BCCI) has put an end to all the rumors and gave a green signal to the Indian tour of South Africa. There were speculations that India would not travel to South Africa amid the Omicron scare. The Indian team, after assembling in Mumbai on Sunday, and will leave for South Africa on a charter flight on December 16.
The players and support staff will be back in another bio-bubble in Mumbai and will return from breaks after completing a series win over New Zealand in the Test series.
The team will remain inside a bio-bubble until the Test series ends, while the members of the ODI series will have to spend an additional eight days inside a restricted environment.
The board recently named an 18-member squad for the three-Test matches, starting with the Boxing Day encounter in Centurion, whereas the ODI squad is likely to be named in the next couple of days.
The first world championship Test will be played at SuperSport Park in Centurion on December 26. The second Test will be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from January 3-7 with the final Test scheduled for Newlands in Cape Town from January 11-15.
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.
Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla.