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IND vs SA: Another Indian Star Out Of Test Series Against The Proteas

Indian wicketkeeper batter Ishan Kishan has withdrawn himself from the upcoming Test series against South Africa due to personal reasons

Edited By : News24 Desk | Updated: Dec 17, 2023 18:21 IST
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Indian wicketkeeper-batter Ishan Kishan has been withdrawn from the Test squad for the tour to South Africa due to personal reasons, announced the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

“Ishan Kishan has requested the BCCI to be released from the upcoming Test series against South Africa citing personal reasons. The wicket-keeper has subsequently been withdrawn from the Test squad,” said a statement from BCCI.

The Men’s Selection Committee has named KS Bharat as a replacement.

After the news of ODI World Cup star Mohd Shami missing out the Test Series against South Africa disappointed the Indian fans, Team India will have to deal with the absence of the wicketkeeper-batter as well.

Ishan has played two Tests for India, scoring 78 runs in three innings at an average of 78.00, with best score of 52*.

Also Read:IND Vs SA, 1st ODI: Sai Sudharshan Stars On Debut As India Beat South Africa By 8 Wickets

KS on the other hand has played five Tests, scoring 129 runs at an average of 18.42, with the best score of 44.

From December 26 onwards, the two-match Test series will start and will go on till January 7. The first Test will be held in Centurion from December 26 onwards while the second one will be held in Cape Town from January 7.

India’s squad for Tests: Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna, KS Bharat (wk).

Also Read:IND Vs SA, 1st ODI: Sai Sudharshan Stars On Debut As India Beat South Africa By 8 Wickets

First published on: Dec 17, 2023 06:21 PM IST

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