India is scheduled to travel to South Africa for a complete bilateral series and the squad is likely to be announced after the two-match home tests against New Zealand. The series against South Africa will comprise three tests, three ODIs, and four T20 internationals.
The test series against South Africa starts on the 17th of December and ends on the 26th of January. The series will come under the second cycle of the World Test Championship and after an excellent run for India in overseas tests, this will be the right time for them to go for a series win in South Africa as well. Here are 5 Indian players who can make their test debut in the series.
IND vs SA: 5 Indian Players Who Can Make Their Test Debut In The Series:
Shreyas Iyer is most likely to get the nod for the South Africa tour as he has been considered the future of the Indian side in all formats. Iyer has been a consistent performer for India in the limited-overs format and is yet to make his debut in the test team.
Iyer has a phenomenal first-class record with an average of nearly 52 and he has been rewarded a place in the Indian side against New Zealand. However, it will be interesting to see if he gets a chance in the series against New Zealand and it will take a big ask from the Mumbaikar. Iyer is also seen as a future captain and if Rahane fails again, then there could be an extended chance for Iyer.