Virat Kohli during practice session. (Source: BCCI)

India take on South Africa in the third and final Test in Ranchi scheduled to begin from Saturday. The hosts have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series. Captain Virat Kohli who scored 254* in the second Test is back in form while opener Mayank Agarwal has been in sublime touch in this series. Apart from this, the bowling department too have been doing a phenomenal job for the side.


India have called-up Jharkhand spinner Shahbaz Nadeem for the third and final Test against South Africa scheduled to begin from Saturday in Ranchi. Nadeem who has been consistently performing well at the domestic level has been added as the cover for Kuldeep Yadav.

“The decision to add Nadeem was made after Kuldeep Yadav complained of left shoulder pain on Friday,” chairman of selectors MSK Prasad was quoted as saying in a BCCI press release.

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India Squad: Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli(c), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Wriddhiman Saha(w), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Kuldeep Yadav, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Shahbaz Nadeem

South Africa Squad: Dean Elgar, Zubayr Hamza, Theunis de Bruyn, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Senuran Muthusamy, Dane Piedt, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, George Linde, Anrich Nortje, Heinrich Klaasen