The Proteas will be touring India for 3 T20Is and 3 Tests from 15 September to 23 October 2019. The three T20Is will be played on 15, 18 and 22 September at Dharamshala, Mohali and Bengaluru. It will be followed by the Test series.
The India team against South Africa 2019 for T20I is as follows:
India Team - T20 Squad
*Last updated on 30 Aug 2019
India Team - Test Squad
*Last updated on 12 Sept 2019
South Africa and India are currently ranked No. 3 and 4 respectively in the ICC T20I Team Rankings. However, the India squad against South Africa looks more skillful and experienced than the visiting team.
Also see - India vs South Africa schedule
The national selectors announced the India team vs South Africa 2019 and surprised a few by not picking veteran wicket-keeper and former captain MS Dhoni. Dhoni had taken a tour off after the World Cup 2019 to join the Indian Army. However, chief selector MSK Prasad said that the break does not affect anything as the selectors had already spoken to Dhoni about their plans for the future.
All-rounder Hardik Pandya, who had been rested for the India tour to West Indies has been picked and instead, speedster Jasprit Bumrah has been given a break. Virat Kohli mentioned that the management needs to keep Bumrah fit as long as the World Test Championship goes on.
Another seamer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, has been reported to be unavailable due to some sickness. Among bowlers who miss out, there are two more notable names, the spin duo Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav.
Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Rahul Chahar and Navdeep Saini, who played an important part in the series in the West Indies, have kept themselves in the Indian team v South Africa team.
Middle order batsmen Shreyas Iyer, Manish Pandey, all-rounder Krunal Pandya have another opportunity to cement their place in India’s T20I squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup next year.