New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The All-India Senior selection committee on Saturday named KL Rahul as vice-captain for the upcoming three-match Test series against South Africa.
KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as vice-captain, who was ruled out of the Test series owing to a hamstring injury.
Team India Test vice-captain Sharma sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session in Mumbai. Priyank Panchal will replace Sharma in the Test squad.
The first Test between India and South Africa will commence from December 26 at Centurion.
India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj