IND vs SA 2023-24 : Three different captains to lead India

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India Vs South Africa - Three different captains to lead India

The Indian Cricket Team suffered a heartbreaking loss in the final of ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023. Now, India’s focus shifts towards the World Test Championship as well as the upcoming T20 World Cup. The T20 and Test series against South Africa is very important for both these ICC tournaments. However, there have been some issues with India’s captain. Three different captains will be leading India in its tour to South Africa. A separate skipper has been appointed for each of the three formats respectively. Rohit Sharma was appointed as India’s white-ball captain in December 2021 after the conclusion of T20 World Cup 2021. He was named full-time captain in the red-ball format in February 2022. However, he has opted for rest from white ball cricket. Therefore, in his absence, somebody else will lead the team in ODI and T20.

India’s Captain for South Africa T20 Series

Suryakumar Yadav has been appointed as the captain for T20 series against South Africa. India won the recent T20 series against Australia under the captaincy of SKY. There are possibilities that Rohit Sharma might take a permanent break from T20Is and in that case Surykumar Yadav would be the first option for captain’s position.

India's best playing 11 - Suryakumar Yadav
India’s best playing 11 – Suryakumar Yadav

India Vs South Africa T20 Schedule

India’s tour of South Africa, 2023-23 (T20Is)
Day Date Match Venue
Sunday 10-Dec-23 1st T20I Durban
Tuesday 12-Dec-23 2nd T20I Gqeberha
Thursday 14-Dec-23 3rd T20I Johannesburg

India’s Captain for South Africa ODI Series

KL Rahul will lead the ODI squad against South Africa in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma. It will be quite difficult for him, as most of the regular players have been rested.

India's Captain for South Africa ODI Series - KL Rahul
India’s Captain for South Africa ODI Series – KL Rahul

India Vs South Africa ODI Schedule

India’s tour of South Africa, 2023-23 (ODIs)
Day Date Match Venue
Sunday 17-Dec-23 1st ODI Johannesburg
Tuesday 19-Dec-23 2nd ODI Gqeberha
Thursday 21-Dec-23 3rd ODI Paarl

India’s Captain for South Africa Test Series

Rohit Sharma will lead the in the Test series against South Africa. The test series will be of much significance as it will be a part of the current WTC.

Rohit Sharma - Test captain
Rohit Sharma – Test captain

India Vs South Africa Test Schedule

India’s tour of South Africa, 2023-23 (Tests)
Day Date Match Venue
Tuesday 26-Dec-23 to 30-Dec-23 1st Test Centurion
Wednesday 03-Jan-24 to 07-Jan-24 2nd Test Cape Town