India to face South Africa in three-match Test series from December 17.
The last time when India and South Africa faced each other in the red-ball format was on Indian soil in 2019. In that series, the hosts whitewashed the Proteas by winning all three matches of that Test series. In the series, everyone from the Indian dugout was impeccable and it was a top-notch display of Test cricket by the home side, be it from batting to bowling.
As they tour South Africa in the upcoming month, the last time they played on South African soil, they lost the Test series by 1-2. Well, it’s also evident that it would be an uphill task for any country to play a Test match in South Africa. Thanks to its bouncy pitches, which act advantageously for the Proteas.
But thanks to some recent performances by India on the foreign soils of Australia and England, heavy expectations are coming up from the Indian dugout. Whatever the result is, it will be a treat to watch both the cricket powerhouses donning the white. Hence, let’s take a look at-
India’s predicted 15-man squad for South Africa Tests
1. Rohit Sharma
Hailed as hitman, Rohit Sharma is one of the most destructive batsmen in the current cricketing world. He has been a reliable asset not only as a captain of the IPL franchise but even as a captain of the national side.
But, during the 2019 Test series against South Africa, the cricketing world has witnessed the same swashbuckling side of Rohit Sharma in the red-ball format.
Creating a record of making centuries in both the innings and striking a double-century against the Proteas, he was the X-factor for the Indian squad. Thanks to his aggressive performances against the other teams, he can be the crucial game-changer with the bat in the upcoming series.