After completing their first Test in three days, the Indian players have scheduled an optional training session for Saturday and will then fly to Cape Town on Sunday. The players, some of whom will be accompanied by their families, are expected to retreat indoors and celebrate the arrival of the New Year.
At the same time, all India A players will be booked for Saturday’s departure, and Rinku Singh, an unofficial member of the first Test, has also been released. Rinku, who took part in the Centurion Test as a fielder, was included in the team due to the Indian Test team’s insufficient strength, which fell from 16 to 14 following the departure of Ruturaj Gaikwad, who was ruled out along with Mohammed Shami. who have not traveled to South Africa.
Among the reserve players, Ravindra Jadeja needed to be in top form. Only KS Bharat, who replaced Ishan Kishan, and Mukesh Kumar were the cover of the playing eleven. Considering that Rinku was added to the team for fielding, reports Live Cricket Score.
With Abhimanyu Easwaran involved in the A match between India and South Africa until Friday and Avesh Khan, who replaced Shami, joining the team, there is enough cover for all on-field needs for the second and final Test in Cape Town. Both Easwaran and Khan have joined the team in Johannesburg. It has been learned that Jadeja will also be available for selection for the Newlands Test on January 3.