All India Senior Selection Committee headed by former cricketer Chetan Sharma recently announced an 18-member team for the upcoming Test series with South Africa. The side includes many different types of surprising omissions, some of them missed due to injury.
Moreover, Rohit Sharma was promoted to vice captain of the red team with the removal of Ajinkya Rahane as Virat Kohliof the deputy. Here is the full test team:
Virat Kohli (C), 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, Jasearch Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.
Players on standby: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla
Let’s take a look at the top 5 Indian players who might consider themselves unselected for the South Africa tour:
India number one in all formats, Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of all three Tests due to a “right forearm” injury. This comes in his first five-day home encounter with New Zealand in Kanpur, so he warms up to the bench in the ensuing game as well.
India’s Promising Polisher Shubman Gill would also not be seen in the whites against the Proteas. The youngster’s shin injury appeared again and has been ruled out for at least eight weeks. Notably, he may not even be able to attend the white-ball series against the West Indies, scheduled for February 2022.
Multi-talented person Axar Patel has produced plenty of stellar performances in Test cricket since his debut against England in February earlier this year. However, like Jadeja and Gill, the Gujarat cricketer would consider himself unlucky to be dropped from the team bus after sustaining an injury during the Test with Kiwi.
Mumbai’s middle batting Suryakumar Yadav was placed in the reserve team in the away series against England as well as against the Blackcaps. However, he didn’t have any chances as Shreyas Iyer was picked before him, which left him with no place on the team for the SA Tests.
The last name to appear on this list is the young fast pitcher Prasidh Krishna, who was a member of team India in two Test matches against NZ. However, he hasn’t had any game time and has now been dropped from the South Africa tour just like Yadav.
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