India’s Full-Strength Squad: Bumrah and Rahul Return for 2-Test Series in South Africa.

Marking a significant comeback, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah rejoin India’s formidable 16-member Test squad for the South Africa tour..

Marking a significant comeback, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah rejoin India’s formidable 16-member Test squad for the South Africa tour. Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, the team boasts strength and experience, with the seasoned batter making a return following a brief post-World Cup 2023 hiatus.

KL and Bumrah made comeback in India test squad for SA Tour.

India revealed its Test squad on Thursday, November 30, for the upcoming 2-match series against South Africa in December. The comprehensive three-format tour spans T20Is, ODIs, and Tests over a month. Rohit Sharma, captaining the side for the World Test Championship, returns after a post-World Cup break. Jasprit Bumrah, absent since July 2022, adds firepower to the pace attack.

Wicket-keeper KL Rahul, absent since February 2023, strengthens the batting lineup. The series promises thrilling cricket, featuring 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests. Stay tuned as India showcases its prowess in this much-anticipated South Africa tour.

Marking a significant return, Jasprit Bumrah and KL Rahul are back in action for India in the upcoming 2-Test series against South Africa after recovering from their respective injuries. Bumrah last captained in a red-ball match against England, while Rahul’s last appearance was in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy’s 2nd Test.

The announced 16-member squad sees a maiden Test call-up for Ruturaj Gaikwad, providing depth to the middle-order alongside Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, and Virat Kohli. However, India’s success in South Africa hinges on the fitness of Mohammed Shami. Notably, the team signifies a transition, moving on from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. The spin department retains its strength with the consistent presence of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.

INDIA TEST TEAM FOR SA TOUR

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd. Shami*, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna.

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