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Official India vs South Africa 2023 Squad New Players List

Captains for three series as we look at the complete official all format India vs South Africa 2023 squad and players list.

As India conclude another dominating performance in a bilateral series against Australia, the Board of Control for Cricket In India (BCCI) has officially the all-format squad for a full-fledged South Africa tour. India will be playing 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Tests in a month-long tour against South Africa starting December 10, 2023.

Overall, India have selected 16 players for both the Test and ODI series, and 17 players for the T20 series. In a first of its kind, the South Africa tour will see three different Captains for the 3 series. While Rohit Sharma shall lead the Test series, KL Rahul shall lead the ODI series, and Suryakumar Yadav shall lead the T20 series.

So, as we wait for the tour to begin, let’s look at the official India vs South Africa 2023 Squad and Players list for all format series. We shall also look at the key players in focus, and the official schedule during the tour. 

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India vs South Africa 2023 Squad for T20 Series 

Batters: Rinku Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (c), Tilak Varma & Yashasvi Jaiswal

WKs: Ishan Kishan & Jitesh Sharma

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja (vc) & Washington Sundar

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar & Ravi Bishnoi

Talking about the T20 series first up, Suryakumar Yadav shall be leading the squad with Ravindra Jadeja as his deputy. As we had expected, the senior players, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have decided to opt out from the white-ball tour, while Jasprit Bumrah has been rested.

From the current T20 series vs Australia, Axar Patel, Shivam Dube, Avesh Khan, and Prasidh Krishna have been left out. Whereas Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav have been added to the squad. However, the biggest miss shall be that of Jasprit Bumrah, who shall mostly lead the bowling lineup in the 2024 T20 World Cup. 

India vs South Africa 2023 T20 Series Schedule

  • 1st T20I – Dec 10 @ Durban
  • 2nd T20I – Dec 12 @ Gqeberha
  • 3rd T20I – Dec 14 @ Johannesburg

India vs South Africa 2023 Squad for ODI Series 

Batters: Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Shreyas Iyer & Tilak Varma

WKs: KL Rahul & Sanju Samson

All-rounders: Axar Patel & Washington Sundar

Bowlers: Arshdeep Singh, Avesh Khan, Deepak Chahar, Kuldeep Yadav, Mukesh Kumar & Yuzvendra Chahal

Talking about the ODI series squad, a lot of World Cup players are missing from the squad. If we analyze the squad, as many as 12 players are missing from the squad, who were also a part of the World Cup. The new players that have been added to the squad are Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Avesh Khan, and Mukesh Kumar. In addition to these players, Yuzvendra Chahal and Sanju Samson have also been given the opportunity. 

India vs South Africa 2023 ODI Series Schedule

  • 1st ODI – Dec 17 @ Johannesburg
  • 2nd ODI – Dec 19 @ Gqeberha
  • 3rd ODI – Dec 21 @ Paarl

India vs South Africa 2023 Squad for Test Series 

Batters: Rohit Sharma, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli & Yashasvi Jaiswal

WKs: Ishan Kishan & KL Rahul

All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin & Shardul Thakur

Bowlers: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar & Prasidh Krishna

Finally, talking about the Test series squad, two big names that are missing from the current squad are Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. India have finally decided to move from their old foes with a focus on the future. While the core remains the same as has been in the previous Test series, the squad shall see KL Rahul as a new wicket-keeping option along with Prasidh Krishna as the new pace option. 

India vs South Africa 2023 Test Series Schedule

  • 1st Test – Dec 26-30 @ Centurion
  • 2nd Test – Jan 3-7 @ Cape Town

So, that’s about the official India vs South Africa 2023 squad and new players list for the Indian team. 

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