The Test leg of the tour will commence from December 26, 2021, and finish on January 15, 2022. The ODI leg will take place between January 19-23, 2022. India have never won a Test series in South Africa and will look forward to create history in the African nation.
The Virat Kohli-led India squad have a strong pace attack, but they’ll need to address their batting issues if they seek to achieve success on the bouncy wickets of South Africa.
The South Africa side will look to their pace attack, which features the likes of Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi and the comeback man Duanne Olivier, to deliver the goods against India.
South Africa v India 2021/22 squad: Full team lists and updates for SA vs IND
Both sides have announced the squads for the upcoming Test series. India will be led by Virat Kohli in the Tests, and Rohit Sharma for the ODIs.
India Test squad
Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), Rishabh Pant (wk), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Mayank Agarwal, Mohammad Siraj, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jasprit Bumrah, Jayant Yadav, Mohammad Shami, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma
Standby Players: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla
South Africa Test Squad
Dean Elgar (c), Temba Bavuma (vc), Quinton de Kock (wk), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Anrich Nortje, Keegan Petersen , Rassie van der Dussen , Kyle Verreynne , Marco Jansen , Glenton Stuurman , Prenelan Subrayen , Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier
*All names updated till December 12, 2021
**ODI Squads will be updated as and when they become available
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