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Sports Top 10: Team India’s South Africa tour is going to start from December 10. 3 T20, 3 ODI and 2 Test matches will be played between the two teams. For this tour, BCCI has announced Team India for all three formats. At the same time, the fourth match of the 5-match T20 series between India and Australia will be played in Raipur today. Team India is currently leading 2-1 in this series.

Team announced for South Africa tour

The Indian team will take the field to play a 3-match T20 series against South Africa from December 10, after which an ODI series of the same number of matches will also be played between the two teams. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have sought rest for the ODI and T20 series. Therefore, the command of the T20 team will be in the hands of Suryakumar Yadav. Ravindra Jadeja has been made the vice-captain of the team. On the other hand, KL Rahul has been made the captain for the three-match ODI series.

Rohit-Virat included in test series

The Indian cricket team has to play a 2-match Test series on South Africa tour at the end of December, for which the selectors have announced the team. While Rohit Sharma will take over the responsibility of captaining this team, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer have returned to the Test team after a long time. This will be the Indian team’s second series of the third edition of the World Test Championship. Before this, Team India had played a 2-match Test series against West Indies, in which they won 1-0.

KS Bharat appointed captain of Indian A team

Indian selectors have also announced the Indian A team for two four-day matches on the South Africa tour. The responsibility of captaining this team has been entrusted to wicketkeeper batsman KS Bharat, who is not a part of the team for the Test series. Indian A team will play its first match from 11 to 14 December while the second match will be played from 26 to 29 December. The senior team will play its first match of the 2-match Test series on this tour from 26 to 30 December at the Centurion ground.

T20 International match will be held for the first time on Raipur ground

The fourth T20 match between India and Australia will be played on December 1 at Raipur ground. The Indian team is already ahead 2-1 in the series. So far only one ODI match has been played on Raipur ground. In that match, the New Zealand team, batting first against India, was all out for 108 runs. After this, Team India easily achieved the target of 2 wickets. However, many matches of IPL and Champions T20 League have been held on this ground.

Uganda qualifies for T20 World Cup 2024

A total of 20 teams will participate in the T20 World Cup to be jointly hosted by West Indies and America in the year 2024, in which Uganda has qualified as the last team. Along with this, Zimbabwe, which was out of ODI World Cup 2023, will not be seen playing in this T20 World Cup also. Two teams from the African region were to qualify for the T20 World Cup 2024, in which Namibia had secured its place as the first team.

Shane Dowrich said goodbye to international cricket

West Indies wicketkeeper batsman Shane Dowrich has said goodbye to international cricket. Dowrich played his last Test match in December 2020. Whereas his last ODI international match was played in the year 2019 against Bangladesh in Dublin. He was recently selected for the ODI series against England starting on Sunday.

This player returned to the test team after 18 months

Rohit Sharma will lead Team India in the Test series against South Africa. At the same time, star fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has also been included in this team. Jasprit Bumrah played his last Test match for Team India in 2022 against England in Birmingham. After this, due to a back injury he was away from the cricket field for almost a year. He returned to international cricket in August 2023 on the Ireland tour and now he has also returned to the Test team.

Rahane-Pujara’s test career in trouble

Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have not been included in the team for the 2-match Test series on South Africa tour. While Pujara was not a part of the team even in the Test series played on the West Indies tour, Rahane, despite being the vice-captain of the team on that tour, has not been able to make his place in the team for this tour. While Pujara has toured South Africa four times so far with Team India, Rahane has also visited three times.

This player joined the ODI squad for the first time

Star batsman Rinku Singh, who made a splash in the 5-match T20 series being played between India and Australia, has got a big opportunity. Rinku Singh has been included in the T20 as well as ODI team for the South Africa tour. This is the first time that Rinku Singh has become a part of the ODI squad of the Indian team.

Shan Masood got benefit in central contract

PCB has taken a big decision regarding Shan Masood. Before becoming Test captain, Shan Masood was in D grade in the Central Contract of Pakistan Cricket Board. Now PCB has graded him from D to B. The decision was taken in line with the board’s policy that if a central contract player below A or B grade is to be appointed captain, his grade is upgraded to B and this remains applicable for his tenure.

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