Rohit Sharma was named India’s ODI and T20I captain by the All-India Senior Selection Committee as they announced the Test squad for their upcoming tour of South Africa.
Rohit will replace Virat Kohli, who stepped down as T20I captain after the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, as the team’s limited-overs captain.
Rohit was also named vice-captain of the India Test side, replacing Ajinkya Rahane in the role. The selection committee named an 18-member squad led by Virat Kohli for their three-match ICC World Test Championship series in South Africa, beginning on 26 December.
All of Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar missed out on selection due to various injuries and will focus on their rehabilitation.
The side will play three Tests in South Africa, starting with the Boxing Day Test in Centurion, with the subsequent two matches set to be played in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj.