The Virat-led Indian cricket team is all set to clash with South Africa in the first Test on coming Sunday 26th, December. The Men in Blue started their preparation ahead of the opening Test at the Centurion in the overseas conditions.
They have to play three-match Test series and will meet again the hosts for a three-match One-day series in their backyard. In the meantime, Virat Kohli and his men have taken the field and working hard for their boxing day Test against the Proteas.
Moreover, they would not have the likes of the dangerous opener Rohit Sharma and the premium all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja as they sustained injuries ahead of the Test series. In addition to that, India will also miss the services of Axar Patel and Shubman Gill who have also been injured during the New Zealand series.Virat Kohli and co hitting the nets very hard:
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced the 18-member squad for the three-match Test series on 8th December. They continued with the stand-in skipper Virat Kohli who will lead the side and named KL Rahul as his deputy after Rohit Sharma sustained an injury during the net session.
However, one of the standby players Deepak Chahar is looking good with the ball in the nets. He is swinging the ball in both ways and making the batters trouble to stand in the crease. The fans were enjoying the video clip of Deepak Chahar who gave his best for his team members to tackle the swing on the overseas track.
Moreover, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has revealed a fascinating video ahead of the opening Test between India and South Africa which is all set to commence from 26th December. They officially released the video on their official Twitter handle and wrote "This is what it’s all about" on it.
The former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri also shared the video on his Twitter handle by mentioning "There's a first time for everything! I'm ready to #BelieveInBlue & cheer for #TeamIndia as they look to quench their #FirstKaThirst in the #SAvIND Test Series. 1st Test | Starts Dec 26 | @StarSportsIndia & Disney+Hotstar."
India's squad for South Africa series:
Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami, Priyank Prachal.
Standby players: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla.
Watch the video here:
Here is the video shared by Ravi Shastri:
There's a first time for everything! 😇— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) December 23, 2021
I'm ready to #BelieveInBlue & cheer for #TeamIndia as they look to quench their #FirstKaThirst in the #SAvIND Test Series.
1st Test | Starts Dec 26 | @StarSportsIndia & Disney+Hotstar pic.twitter.com/B9syaRyHIf