The BCCI selectors on Thursday, November 30 announced the squads for India’s tour of South Africa, which will be played from December 10 to January 7. Suryakumar Yadav has been named captain of the T20I squad, while KL Rahul has been chosen as captain of the one-day team. The BCCI confirmed that both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have sought a break for the white ball games. Rohit will return to lead the team in the Tests, while Kohli will also be part of the red ball squad.
The current Team India squad assembled at the T20 World Cup in Australia is the best ever team, stated former India coach Ravi Shastri. He was in charge of the 2021 T20 World Cup and the boys didn't qualify for the knockout phase then.
Despite setbacks in the Asia Cup, the Team India selectors didn’t hit the panic button while making the best composition of players for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The board has stuck with a majority of the same players and just three changes have been made. Two important changes include the return of Harshal Patel and Jasprit Bumrah, making the return of the pack attack to full strength in the short format.
The Australian selectors on Tuesday named a full-strength squad for its first Pakistan tour since 1998. The Aussies will play three Tests in Pakistan from March 4 during their historic visit. The Tests are slated to be held in Rawalpindi, Karachi and Lahore. The tour will be played at the back of the Justin Langer resignation saga. The coach stepped down from his role recently despite Australia claiming the Ashes 4-0. Andrew McDonald has been appointed interim coach for the Pakistan series.
England have announced a 17-member squad for the first two Tests of the five-match series against India. Fast bowler Jofra Archer remains unavailable while Ben Stokes and Ollie Robinson both make a return. Robinson comes back after he was fined and handed an eight-match ban, five of which are suspended for two years, for offensive historical tweets. His posts went viral on his Test debut against New Zealand.
With the IPL over, the focus now shifts to the World Cup where Virat Kohli and his men will be raring to go. India coach Ravi Shastri too feels that India have most bases covered, which makes them one of the favourites.