Virat Kohli-led Indian test squad has reached South Africa for their three-match test series & three-match ODIs against South Africa. The Indian test contingent boarded a charter flight booked by the BCCI on Thursday morning to Johannesburg. India will play their eighth test series in South Africa & will attempt to register its maiden test win in South Africa.
On their arrival in Johannesburg, the Indian contingent will not enter a hard quarantine & will have to spend just one day in isolation. They will be tested thrice during their isolation and then enter a Bio-Secure Environment (BSE) following the results.
“Team India will quarantine upon arrival and will be released following the results of the arrival COVID-19 tests that will take place when the team arrives at their hotel. As long as it takes for the arrival Covid-19 test results to come out. No longer than a day,” a CSA spokesperson told InsideSport on Tuesday.
Unlike the previous two tours, the Indian team won’t be accompanied by their family members. Due to fear of the Omicron variant, not all players will be accompanied by their family members. However, Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is said to be accompanied by actress wife Anushka Sharma and daughter Vamika.
Virat Kohli-led team India will aim to script history after 29 years as they aim to register their maiden test victory in the Rainbow nation. India has toured South Africa 7 times in the past for a Test series but hasn’t managed to claim it even once. India will aim to break the losing streak by clinching their first tets series on South African soil.
Virat Kohli-led Indian side that will play three-match Test series starting December 26 in Centurion. The second and third Test matches will be played in Johannesburg and Cape Town from January 03 and January 11 respectively. The three-match Test series will be followed by a three-match ODI series starting January 19.
IND vs SA 2021 Full Schedule:
1st Test – December 26-30 – Centurion
2nd Test – January 03-07 – Johannesburg
3rd Test – January 11-15 – Cape Town
1st ODI – January 19 – Paarl
2nd ODI – January 21 – Paarl
3rd ODI – January 23 – Cape Town
India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul, 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