New Delhi: The Indian cricket team got themselves a new squad member for the second test match against the South African cricket team in the ongoing two-match series in the Rainbow Nation.
According to the latest media advisory released by BCCI, fast bowler Avesh Khan has been named as the replacement for Md. Shami has been ruled out of the series due to an injury.
As per the media advisory, Avesh Khan has been listed as Md. Shami’s replacement for the second test match against the Proteas, which is scheduled to take place at Cape Town from January 3 to January 7.
Avesh Khan had a dream run with the ball in the ODI series and is also performing well against the South Africa A side.
BCCI also released the list of the updated Indian squad for the second test match.
Indian squad for the second test:
Rohit Sharma (C), Virat Kohli, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (W/K), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna, Jasprit Bumrah, Mukesh Kumar, K.S Bharat, Abhimanyu Eswaran and Avesh Khan.
Netizens on X (Formerly known as Twitter) have given their take on the newest addition to the squad on their social media page.