#INDvSA: South Africa to play without Anrich Nortje three-match Test series


India is on the tour of South Africa for the three-match test series that is set to begin from December 26 in Centurion. 

Proteas bowler, Anrich Nortje, has been ruled out of the three-match Test series against India, due to a persistent injury.

 “He has unfortunately not recovered adequately for the expected Test match bowling loads and is currently consulting with specialists to manage and advise on his recovery. No replacement will be brought in,” CSA said in an official statement. 

The Proteas have commenced their final preparation ahead of the first match starting on Boxing Day.

 It is the Test team’s first series since their successful tour to the West Indies in July of this year, where they won the series two-nil.

Revised South Africa Squad:

 Dean Elgar (captain), Temba Bavuma (vice-captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Kagiso Rabada, Sarel Erwee, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Glenton Stuurman, Prenelan Subrayen, Sisanda Magala, Ryan Rickelton, Duanne Olivier.

India Squad:

 Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Priyank Panchal, Hanuma Vihari, Ravichandran Ashwin, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj


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