Virat Kohli, captain Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah will make their first appearance in tomorrow’s Test match after the ODI World Cup 2023.
As Team India gears up for the Boxing Day Test against South Africa at the SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion, star player Virat Kohli is set to break records.
During the World Cup 2023, Kohli was the highest run-scorer with 765 runs and broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring the most ODI hundreds. Now, in his first game after the World Cup final loss, he aims to surpass Rahul Dravid and Virender Sehwag’s record of most Test runs against South Africa.
In the Test series, Kohli has a chance to attain the second spot in the list of Indian batters with the most runs against the Proteas.
Currently, the 35-year-old has scored 1236 runs against South Africa in red-ball cricket. He would need 17 runs more to surpass Dravid (1252 runs) for the third spot and 71 runs more to dethrone Sehwag (1306 runs) from the second spot in the Indian batter list. The record overall is being reigned by Sachin with 1741 runs.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli, captain Rohit Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah are set to make their first appearance in tomorrow’s Test match after the conclusion of ODI World Cup 2023.
The Test series is significant for the Rohit Sharma-led side as they have never won a red-ball series in South Africa.
India: Rohit Sharma (c), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Abhimanyu Easwaran, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, KL Rahul, KS Bharat, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Tony de Zorzi, Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Marco Jansen, Wiaan Mulder, David Bedingham, Tristan Stubbs, Kyle Verreynne, Nandre Burger, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada