The Indian cricket team reached South Africa on Thursday to play a three-match Test series. Team India captain Virat Kohli, coach Rahul Dravid and opener KL Rahul were seen at the airport with full security precautions. A lot has happened before this tour of South Africa. Kohli’s press conference before leaving also created a lot of controversy. Amidst all these things, the team has arrived with a new coach to achieve success on this tour.
The Indian Test team has reached South Africa tour. The BCCI has given this information by issuing a message along with the picture on Twitter. A picture of coach Dravid, captain Kohli and opener Rahul arriving at the airport was shared on the board’s official Twitter handle. Kohli and the coach were seen reading something on the mobile while the opener was seen carrying the luggage.
The Indian team was supposed to reach South Africa a week ago but it was postponed after the threat of the Omichrome variant came to the fore. Team India was about to leave immediately after the end of the Test series against New Zealand, but due to the new variant of Corona, the BCCI decided to shorten the tour. Just before arriving on the tour, opener Rohit Sharma was injured and ruled out of the Test series. Opener Shubman Gill and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are also not in the team due to injuries.
The Indian team has to play three test matches on the tour of South Africa. The first match is to be played at Centurion from 26 December. The second match is to be played in Johannesburg from January 3. The third and last match will be played in Cape Town from January 11.
Test team going to South Africa tour:
Virat Kohli (Captain), Priyank Panchal, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket Keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket Keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Muhammad Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Muhammad Siraj.
Standby players: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arjan Nagvaswala.