IND vs SA 2021: The Indian Cricket team will undergo a strict three days quarantine before flying off to South Africa. According to reports, the members of the Indian touring team have been asked to check into a five-star hotel near the Mumbai International Airport by December 12 to fulfill the biosecurity protocols. The Indian team will stay in quarantine for three days before flying to Johannesburg on Wednesday by charter flight.
As per the revised schedule of the South Africa tour, India will play three Tests and three ODIs but at this point of time, only the members of the Test squad will fly to South Africa. Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswallam, Hanuma Vihari, and Vivek Ramakrishna (trainer) who are a part of the India man team & players who have been drafted as standbys will fly to South Africa on Wednesday.
The recently concluded hassle-free India A tour to South Africa has encouraged BCCI & the players for still touring South Africa that is reeling under Omicron, a new and deadlier variant of COVID-19. The CSA has also promised to take no chance on the implementation of BSE protocols.
Some players of India A squad have undergone a mini-camp at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai under India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey. Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Shardul Thakur took part in the camp facilitated by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) in the city.
Coming back to the India tour of South Africa, the opening test of the three tests in Centurion on Boxing Day. Wanderers in Johannesburg and Newlands in Cape Town will host the other two Tests. On the other hand, the India A squad after completing their fixtures in Bloemfontein have landed in Mumbai & flew directly to Ahmedabad to avoid strict quarantine protocols in Maharashtra.
IND vs SA 2021: India Test Squad
Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed. Siraj.
Standby players –
Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla
IND vs SA 2021: Full Schedule
1st Test – December 26-30, SuperSport Park, Centurion
2nd Test -January 3-7, Wanderers, Johannesburg
3rd Test -January 11-15, Newlands, Cape Town
1st ODI – January 19, Boland Park, Paarl
2nd ODI -January 21, Boland Park, Paarl
3rd ODI – January 23, Newlands, Cape Town