17 players team has selected for SA tour lead by Virat Kohli.
Indian have a great chance to create history in South Africa. The team is driven by the motivation and the success in last three years.
India’s abroad tour starting from 5th Jan when they play their 1st test against South Africa. The team combination is excellent with the mix of all variety of players. This tour is very crucial of India as it tests their mental and physical fitness. The team 1st eleven is very interesting to see. There are possibilities that India go with 4 bowlers which includes one spinner and three genuine quicks. Mohammad Shami, Bhuvneshvar Kumar, and Ishant Sharma are the first choice for featuring in playing eleven considering their recent form with the red ball. Rohit Sharma will get chance to play in the number 6 batting position to strengthing the batting lineup.
In the recent interview with Sports Tak Rohit Sharma said they will go with only one mindset to win the series, not just one game. Captain Virat Kohli and Head Coach Ravi Shastri also looked relaxed and confident in the final press conference before leaving for South Africa. Indian have also developed a strong core in their Test and that will benefit them in coming 18 months.
India will not play any practice match in SA. Instead of that, they choose to have the practice session before the 1st test.