Harbhajan Singh believes the selectors would face a difficult task. In addition, the Indian Test squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa will be chosen. The Indian squad will play a three-match Test series. The opening match will take place on December 26 at the Rainbow Nation. After that, the selectors are expected to announce the tour squad in the coming days. In a video posted, he reflects on the likely squad. Harbhajan stated that the selection had the potential to attract attention.
“The selection is going to be very interesting because if KL Rahul is fit, he will definitely be in the team. And Rohit Sharma, about whom it is being said that he will be made the vice-captain in Test cricket. If he comes, the batting becomes stronger,” Harbhajan Singh said.
Furthermore, Harbhajan pointed out that Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill present excellent backup. In options for Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul at the top of the order. And then Harbhajan added that Ajinkya Rahane’s place in the Indian team. He might be in danger, with Shreyas Iyer excelling on his debut.
“Along with that, Mayank Agarwal coming in form is a very good thing. Shubman Gill got good starts, made 47 in the second innings but could not make big runs. But a great prospect, so I feel he will continue in the team,” Singh said.
“If we talk about the middle order, Shreyas Iyer has shown his might. So will Ajinkya Rahane be able to take his place on the team? Along with him, Suryakumar Yadav – who was in the backup plan, we will have to see if he remains in the team,” Harbhajan added.
Moreover, apart from the players mentioned, Hanuma Vihari, a middle-order batsman, should also make the Indian squad. The 28-year-old was extremely unlucky not to be selected for India’s tour of New Zealand. And he’s made a terrific impression in the ongoing India situation. A journey through South Africa.
“Lastly, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Siraj are the bowlers for India. Along with them, Thakur will make a comeback in Test cricket, as South Africa will require a seamer who can also bat. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will undoubtedly be seen in the spin department. Axar Patel, the third spinner, might be kept beside them,” Harbhajan Singh said.