Bengaluru, December 4: Pacer Jasprit Bumrah has been drafted into Indian Test side that will tour South Africa in January 2018.
Virat Kohli will return to lead the squad after taking a break during the one-day and T20I series against Sri Lanka. The first Test against South Africa will take place in Cape Town from January 5.
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Virat (Capt), Vijay, Rahul, Shikhar, Pujara, Rahane (vc), Rohit, Saha (wk), Ashwin, Jadeja, Parthiv, Hardik, Bhuvneshwar, Shami, Ishant, Umesh, Bumrah. #SAvIND
The national selectors also picked the squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka and it will be led by Rohit Sharma in the absence of Kohli.
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Rohit (Capt), Rahul, Shreyas, Manish, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik, W Sundar, Yuzvendra, Kuldeep, Deepak Hooda, Bumrah, M Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat. #INDvSL
The selectors, under the aegis of chief selector MSK Prasad, picked a 17-member side for the tour of South Africa that consists of three Tests. Wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel too has been recalled.
Parthiv's last Test was against England at Chennai in December 2016 and he has now picked as a back-up for regular stumper Wriddhiman Saha.
Under Parthiv Patel, defending champions Gujarat made an impressive entry into the quarterfinals of Ranji Trophy without losing a game in the league stages.
The T20I squad for the series against Sri Lanka features three new entrants - Basil Thampi of Kerala, Washington Sundar of Tamil Nadu and Baroda's Deepak Hooda.
Indian team for Tests against SA: Virat Kohli (Captain), M Vijay, KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-capt), Rohit Sharma, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel, Hardik Pandya, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammed Shami, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah.
Team for T20Is against Sri Lanka: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik Pandya, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.