India Tour of South Africa: India is constantly in the news regarding its tour to South Africa, and the pressure on the team is increasing daily. Due to an injury, Rohit Sharma will miss the first Test series. A withdrawal has been made by Virat Kohli from the ODI series. Thus, Virat Kohli no longer serves as captain of the ODI team.
Apparently, Virat Kohli will not play in the ODI series as well. The board has been notified by Virat Kohli that January 11 will be Vamika’s first birthday, and he is planning to celebrate it with his family. On January 11, Virat Kohli will play his 100th Test match. After the third Test between India and South Africa, he will be able to spend time with his family during the ODI series.
Dispute over removal from captaincy
Such news is not good for the Indian cricket team after Virat Kohli stepped down as captain and Rohit Sharma was appointed. In addition to explaining why Virat has lost his captaincy, Board President Sourav Ganguly explained why he took it back.
Sourav Ganguly told Virat he was forbidden to leave the T20 captaincy, but he still refused. In order to avoid having two captains in limited-overs cricket, Rohit was named both captain and vice-captain for the T20s and ODIs.
Rohit Sharma will not play in the Test series
Rohit Sharma, the vice-captain of the Test team, has been out of the field for 3 weeks due to a hamstring strain. As a result, Rohit Sharma has been replaced by the Gujarat batsman, Priyank Panchal.
Test series are followed by ODI series!
An India tour to South Africa starts on December 26 with a three-match Test series. South Africa and India will play their first ODI series on January 19 at Boland Park in Paarl, following the Test series. Paarl will host the second ODI on January 21 and Cape Town will host the third ODI on January 23. India won the 6-match ODI series 5-1 under captain Virat Kohli in 2018.