May 22, 2022

South Africa India Tour: Rohit Sharma Begins Preparation for Test Series and Shares Training Session Video

India Tour of South Africa: Ahead of the 3 Test series against South Africa, India’s Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma was seen hitting the net in Mumbai. Pacer Mohammed Shami also got a very high level under his belt at the National Cricket Academy.

Rohit pulls and drives with ease as he begins to prepare for South Africa testing (Courtesy of BCCI)

STRONG POINTS

  • Rohit Sharma started training for the South African series in Mumbai
  • Rohit was named India’s Test vice-captain ahead of South Africa tour
  • India to play 3 Tests in South Africa from Boxing Day

New Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma began preparations for the Indian tour of South Africa by holding a training session in Mumbai on Friday. The star hitter was seen working with pitching specialists on a pitch that offered pace and bounce.

Rohit Sharma took to social media to share a video clip of the training session where he can be seen getting back into the groove and playing to the rhythm which is expected to dominate the proceedings during the 3-Test series, at from December 26 in South Africa.

Meanwhile, Mohammed Shami has also returned to the net at the National Cricket Academy where he can be seen getting a few overs to his name. He was rested from the recently concluded home series against New Zealand with Jasprit Bumrah and Rohit Sharma.

Rohit was seen at bat as two pitching specialists played in the opener. He focused on making good deliveries as he hooked and drove towards the net with ease.

On the other hand, Shami was playing full throttle against Kuldeep Yadav at the NCA Nets in Bengaluru.

Rohit had led India to a 3-0 win over the Black Caps on his first full-time assignment as India’s T20I captain.

Before the South African series, Rohit was named India’s Test vice-captain as Ajinkya Rahane lost the role amid a continued decline in batting form. Rahane also did not play in the 2nd and final Test of the series against New Zealand, which India won 1-0, due to injury concerns.

Rohit will be Virat Kohli’s assistant in South Africa and the fly-half will look to continue his good form in white. Rohit has had a great run in the game’s longest format since starting to open in 2019.

FULL SCHEDULE OF SOUTH AFRICA VS INDIA TEST SERIES

1st Test – from December 26 to 30 at Centurion

2nd test – from January 3 to 7 in Johannesburg

3rd Test – from January 11 to 15 in Cape Town

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