Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli Set for Intra-Squad Showdown Ahead of IND vs SA Test Series

Indian cricket captain Rohit Sharma and senior batter Virat Kohli are gearing up for a crucial intra-squad match as part of their preparations for the imminent Test series against South Africa. The duo, who opted out of the T20I and ODI series, will be back in action for the two-match Test series, commencing on December 26.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli had requested a break from the white-ball leg of the tour, paving the way for emerging talents to showcase their prowess in the shorter formats. Suryakumar Yadav will lead the side in the T20Is, while KL Rahul takes charge for the ODIs. The return of Rohit and Kohli adds significant experience to the Test squad.


The India Inter-squad three-day match will witness a blend of established names and promising talents, providing an opportunity for the team management to assess the players’ form and fitness. The list includes Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaran, and the seasoned Virat Kohli, among others.

India’s Test Squad:
– Rohit Sharma (C)
– Shubman Gill
– Yashasvi Jaiswal
– Virat Kohli
– Shreyas Iyer
– Ruturaj Gaikwad
– Ishan Kishan (wk)
– KL Rahul (wk)
– Ravichandran Ashwin
– Ravindra Jadeja
– Shardul Thakur
– Mohammad Siraj
– Mukesh Kumar
– Mohammad Shami
– Jasprit Bumrah (VC)
– Prasidh Krishna

The cricketing enthusiasts eagerly await the showdown between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli in the intra-squad match, as both leaders aim to fine-tune their skills and set the tone for the challenging Test series against South Africa.