Jasprit Bumrah earned his maiden call-up in Tests as the selectors announced the India squad for the South Africa tour on Monday.
Meanwhile, wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has also earned a recall, having last played against England in December previous year.
The Test squad has three openers in Lokesh Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay followed by Cheteshwar Pujara, Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit.
Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma - were also certainties just like spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Following that they will play a three-match ODI and T20I series against them, the Indian squad for which has also been announced. It was a unanimous choice and we had no doubts about that.
The Indian team will finish their limited overs engagement against the islanders on December 24 (final T20) before they fly off to South Africa on December 27.
Chinaman Yadav missing out on a Test nod was "unfortunate", according to Prasad. But considering we are playing only three Test matches and having the number one and number two spinners in the world (Jadeja and Ashwin respectively), it's a big ask to select the youngster ahead of them.
On Parthiv PatelÂ's selection as the second wicketkeeper, Prasad reiterated that he's being seen as the second stumper in the longer version after Wriddhiman Saha.
The three Tests will be played at Newlands, Cape Town (Jauary 5 to 9), Centurion (January 13-17) and The Wanderers, Johannesburg (January 24-28).
With both Tamil Nadu and Saurashtra out of Ranji Trophy, the likes of Murali Vijay and Cheteshwar Pujara, who are automatic picks in the Test squad, won't have any game time post the third Test against Sri Lanka in Delhi.
Team India for Paytm T20Is against Sri Lanka: Rohit (Capt), Rahul, Shreyas, Manish, Dinesh Karthik, MS Dhoni, Hardik, W Sundar, Yuzvendra, Kuldeep, Deepak Hooda, Bumrah, M Siraj, Basil Thampi, Jaydev Unadkat.
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