IND vs SA Tests: India gives a maiden call to star domestic player

Updated on: Sep 12, 2019 5:26 pm IST

  • The BCCI has welcomed the talented domestic player Shubhman Gill for his maiden test against South Africa. Gill has been added to the 15-member squad of the Indian cricket team who will be playing three-match Test series against South Africa.

    Shubhman Gill ready to debut in Test

    Gill has projected a marvelous score against West Indies and South Africa earlier this month. He smashed a double century against Windies in the third unofficial test and then his unbeaten 66 runs against South Africa helped his team to take a lead in the first day of the first unofficial Test.

    Shubhman Gill was pretty disappointed when he wasn’t selected for the West Indies tour but finally, the golden opportunity has come for him and he is ready to make India proud.

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    KL Rahul dropped from the Test squad:

    The team has ruled out the opening batsman KL Rahul who was struggling with the bat for quite a long time. After his 2nd ton against England in the Oval Test last year, KL Rahul has degraded his performance and hasn’t even hit a half-century yet.

    Although during the first Test against West Indies, he scored 44 and 38 in two innings, he was not able to convert it into a big score in the second.

    India Squad

    Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill


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