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India's Tour Of South Africa 2023-24: Captains, Teams, Squad Announcement, Schedule And More

India's final assignment of the year 2023 sees them travel to South Africa with the first T20I in Durban. Here's what can be expected from the Men In Blue

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Indian skipper Rohit Sharma
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Team India will play their first match against South Africa on December 10. The Men In Blue kick-start their tour with a 3-match T20I series starting December 10. The first game is just two weeks away and the squad is yet to be announced by the BCCI Selection Committee led by Ajit Agarkar. (More Cricket News)

As per reports, BCCI secretary Jay Shah and Agarkar-led selection team will meet in Delhi to discuss the team and the roadmap for Team India in the T20I with the World Cup next year being the major target.

Rohit Sharma To Sit Out Of T20Is?

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The big topic of discussion whether Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli would return for T20I action. Suryakumar Yadav is currently leading the side with Hardik Pandya, India's T20I captain, out with a ligament tear. However, as per a PTI report, BCCI want to reinstate Rohit as T20 skipper but that would raise questions on Hardik as well. For now, Suryakumar and Rohit's names are being discussed for captaincy for SA T20I series.

Captains In Tests, ODIs
PTI report also states that Virat Kohli will opt out of the white ball leg of South Africa. However, Rohit might make a comeback for the ODIs and Tests.

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Rahul Dravid To Continue As Head Coach
Despite reports of quitting, BCCI has extended the contract of Rahul Dravid as Team India's head coach. Though the details of the extension has not been revealed, Dravid has retained the same staff he had during the ODI World Cup with Vikram Rathour as batting coach, Paras Mhambrey as bowling coach and T Dlip asfielding coach. 

Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul To Make Test Comeback?
After impressing in the World Cup, Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul would make their return to the Test arena. However, these are all reports. Ajinkya Rahane had earned his spot back in the Test team so will he lose his spot too?

India's tour of South Africa: Important Dates
India take on South Africa starting with the T20Is. Here are some of the importatnt dates to keep in mind:

  • 1st T20I - December 10, 2023
  • 2nd T20I - December 12, 2023
  • 3rd T20I - December 14, 2023
     
  • 1st ODI - December 17, 2023
  • 2nd ODI - December 19, 2023
  • 3rd ODI - December 21, 2023
     
  • 1st Test - December 26-30, 2023
  • 2nd Test - January 3-7, 2024

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