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Team Selector: Pick your India XI for the South Africa Tests

Team Selector: India’s Test series against South Africa is all set to commence from December 26. Rahul Dravid and Virat Kohli will look to ensure that they field their strongest playing XI for the game, but won’t reveal their line-up for a while yet.

You on the other hand, can take that call right away!

This is the first time India are visiting South Africa since 2018. Kohli is a vastly experienced skipper now, but he’ll need to select the right side.

With Rohit Sharma injured, will you open with KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, or punt on Priyank Panchal? Will Ajinkya Rahane continue to find a place in your line-up or will you take a call between Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer? What will be the look of your pace attack? Will Ravichandran Ashwin find a place in your side or will you prefer to take a four-man pace attack?

India squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rishabh Pant (wk), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Shreyas Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur, Priyank Panchal.

You can make your decision here with the help of Wisden’s team selector.

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  • Priyank Panchal
  • KL Rahul
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Virat Kohli
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Shreyas Iyer
  • Hanuma Vihari
  • Ajinkya Rahane


  • Rishabh Pant
  • Wriddhiman Saha


  • Ravichandran Ashwin
  • Jayant Yadav
  • Shardul Thakur


  • Mohammad Siraj
  • Jasprit Bumrah
  • Mohammad Shami
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Umesh Yadav

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