IND vs SA | Virat Kohli to captain India cricket team for IND vs SA Test series

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Virat Kohli is the iconic player of India’s cricket team. The athlete is one of the noticeable professionals in the world. Read out the complete details about Virat Kohli to captain India cricket team for IND vs SA Test series down below with us!

Recently, it has been announced that soon there will be India vs South Africa test series. Thus, Virat Kohli will lead the Indian cricket team. Virat Kohli is the super player of India’s cricket team. Also, He is one of the prominent players in the world. Thus, He has made many records and proved himself as the best cricketer. However, after diverting the performance of Virat Kohli in the recent ICC men’s t20 world cup 2021-22 matches, people started to think that he has done well enough for India cricket as the utmost batsman and team captain. Now it’s time for him to take a rest and retire.  Thus, He was replaced by Rohit Sharma as India’s white-ball skipper.

“We have worked really hard to win series away from India,” said vice-captain KL Rahul at India’s pre-match press conference on Friday.

IND vs SA | Virat Kohli to captain India cricket team for IND vs SA Test seriesVirat Kohli

“We’ve won series in England and Australia, which gives us a lot of confidence. We haven’t won a series in South Africa, which gives us extra motivation to do our best.”

“India is number one in the world for a reason. but the fact that we are playing in our own backyard gives us an advantage. So we know what to expect and we’ve had great preparation,” said Rahul.”The pace and bounce are very different to other countries and it was very important that we came here early and had prepared in the middle.”

Squads

South Africa (likely): Dean Elgar (captain), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Wiaan Mulder, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi.

India (from): Virat Kohli (captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Shreyas Iyer, Risabh Pant (wkt), Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Jayant Yadav, Priyank Panchal, Wriddhiman Saha (wkt).

Umpires: Marais Erasmus, Adrian Holdstock (both RSA).

TV umpire: Allahuddien Paleker (RSA).

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM).

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