Team India: The first match of the three-match Test series between Team India (IND) and South Africa (SA) has started from Sunday. Indian team is batting first. When the Indian playing XI was announced after the toss, many young players were given a chance as expected. In the first match, many such players are seen playing, who are playing Test cricket for the first time on South African soil. Let’s take a look at the Test career of such players so far.
1. Mayank Agarwal
Opener Mayank Agarwal contributed 60 runs in the first innings against South Africa. He played an important role in giving a strong start to the Indian team. Earlier, Mayank had played 16 Test matches, in which he had scored 1294 runs. Till now he has scored 5 centuries and 5 half-centuries in Test cricket.
2. Rishabh Pant
Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has performed well in the last several series, due to which he has been given a chance against South Africa. Pant has played 25 Tests so far, in which he has scored 1549 runs at an average of 39.72. 3 centuries and 7 half-centuries have come from his bat.
3. Mohammad Siraj
Young fast bowler Mohammad Siraj has done well in Test cricket so far. He has played 10 Test matches for India so far, in which he has taken 33 wickets at an excellent average.
4. Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur has been included in the squad for the tour of South Africa in place of injured Ravindra Jadeja. Shardul has played four Test matches for India so far. Shardul has scored 190 runs in these matches, while taking 14 wickets.