India Playing XI: Gautam Gambhir picks XI

Gautam Gambhir India Playing 11: The first Test match will be played between India and South Africa (IND vs SA 1st Test) in Centurion, so the discussion has started about what will be the Indian XI. Former India legend Gautam Gambhir has spoken on Star Sports about the Indian XI and has selected 11 players who can be part of the Indian XI. Gambhir has chosen Rohit Sharma and Yashasvi Jaiswal as openers, while at number 3, Gambhir's choice is not Kohli but Shubman Gill. At the same time, Gambhir has given Virat Kohli a place at number 4. Apart from this, former Indian cricketer has also considered Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul as part of the XI. Apart from this, Gautam Gambhir is a bit confused about Jadeja and Ashwin. Gambhir has admitted that one of the two should play the first Test match. At the same time, Gambhir feels that in the first Test, India should enter the XI with 4 fast bowlers.

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According to Gambhir, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna and Siraj should play in the XI. At the same time, Mukesh Kumar has not been given a place in his XI. India has to play two Test matches against South Africa. The first Test match will start in Centurion from December 26, while the last Test match of the series will be played in Melbourne on January 3.

Indian team has not won the Test series

The Indian team has not won a single Test series from South Africa on South African soil. In such a situation, the Indian team will try to change its old history. Indian captain Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli will be on the field for the first time after the World Cup 2023. All eyes will be on Kohli and Rohit.

Gautam Gambhir picks Indian XI for Test against South Africa: Rohit Sharma (captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja/R Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj