AB de Villiers and captain Graeme Smith
After beating India in Durban and taking a 2-0 lead in the ODi series, South Africa, today announced their Test squad to face India in the upcoming two Tests.
The Proteas have made no changes to their Test squad retaining all the 15 members who drew the away series against Pakistan in October at Dubai.
Graeme Smith will lead the side in the series starting December 18 in Johannesburg. Incidentally, Smith was released from the ODI squad to prepare for the Tests.
The Test squad against India comprises of four fast bowlers in Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Vernon Philander and Rory Kleinveldt, and two spinners in Robin Peterson and Imran Tahir.
“We were very happy with the performance of the Proteas in the second Test match at Dubai,” – Andrew Hudson, the selection convener, said.
“We see no need to change something that is operating well.”
Thami Tsolekile is the reserve wicketkeeper in the side to back up AB de Villiers, who is the skipper of the ODI team.
South Africa Test squad: Graeme Smith (capt), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers (wk), JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile (wk).