IND vs SA Playing XI: Irfan Pathan picks Indian XI

India Playing XI Prediction: What will be India's playing XI in the first Test against South Africa (IND vs SA 1st Test). Irfan Pathan Prediction on India Playing XI has predicted this. Irfan has announced India's probable XI for the first Test through a social media post. Irfan has not included Ashwin and Mukesh Kumar in the XI. According to Irfan, Prasidh Krishna can replace Shami in the first Test. Shami is not playing in the Test series against South Africa due to not being fit. In such a situation, instead of Shami, Irfan has advocated playing Prasidh Krishna instead of Mukesh Kumar in the playing XI. At the same time, the former Indian bowler has not included Ashwin in the XI.

Test cricket ❤️ My INDIAN playing 11 for this test match

1) Rohit Sharma
2) Yashasvi Jaiswal
3) Shubman Gill
4) Virat Kohli
5) KL Rahul (wk)
6) Shreyas Iyer
7) Ravindra Jadeja
8) Shardul Thakur
9) Jasprit Bumrah
10) Mohammed Siraj
11) Prasidh Krishna #INDvSA... pic.twitter.com/rj9FLpiIdA

— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) December 26, 2023

The Indian team has not won a single Test series in South Africa. Team India would like to end the drought of 30 years this time. At the same time, India's legends Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are going to be seen playing for India for the first time after the World Cup. Fans are very keen to see both of them playing for Team India once again.

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Doing so hard to achieve something- Rohit SharmaWinning in this Test series, will it work as a balm for the defeat in the World Cup final, Rohit reacted while talking to the press and said,
"I do not know whether the victory in the Test series in South Africa can be the balm of the defeat of the World Cup final or not. A World Cup is a World Cup. We have worked so hard, we got some results. India's World Cup hero Mohammed Shami will miss the series due to an ankle injury and Rohit termed the lack of the fast bowler as detrimental to the team.

"I think I will miss Shami immensely for what he has done for us over the years. Someone will have to feed in their place but it won't be easy. But we are full of confidence" (with language)