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Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has questioned KL Rahul's omission from the T20I squad for the home series against Afghanistan. According to Chopra, both captain Rohit Sharma and Rahul were poor during the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia. However, while Rohit has been recalled, there is surprisingly no place for Rahul.

On expected lines, senior cricketers Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been included in the Indian team for the T20I series against Afghanistan. The Men in Blue will play three T20Is against Afghanistan, starting January 11 in Mohali. The series will mark the return of Kohli and Rohit to the T20I format. They lasted represented India in the format in the 2022 T20 World Cup in Australia, where the Men in Blue went down to England in the semi-final in Adelaide.

Team India captain Rohit Sharma, while replying to a query on Shubman Gill not getting to bat at his preferred opening slot, cheekily admitted that he hated batting at No. 3. Gill has been shifted to the one-down position since India are opening with Rohit and Yashasvi Jaiswal in the series against South Africa.

Former England captain Nasser Hussain picked star Indian batter Virat Kohli and former Pakistan captain Babar Azam as two players he expects to have a very good 2024.

South Africa beat India by an innings and 32 runs in the Boxing Day Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion, on Thursday, December 28 to claim a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. The hosts resumed their first innings on 256/5 and ended up posting 408, gaining an impressive lead of 163 runs. India’s second innings lasted all of 31.4 overs as they were bundled out for a miserly 131.

Experienced South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada picked up 5/44 in 17 overs as South Africa held India to 208/8 in 59 overs by stumps on Day 1 of the Boxing Day Test at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday, December 26. On a shortened day due to weather, South Africa won the toss and bowled first. Their pacers took full advantage of the conditions to reduce India to 24/3. A defiant knock by KL Rahul (70 not out off 105) ensured India crossed the 200-run mark by stumps.

Team India captain Rohit Sharma has admitted that the visitors are keen to create history in the Rainbow Nation during the Test series, which begins with the Boxing Day Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Tuesday, December 26. However, he refused to believe that a Test series win in South Africa can compensate for the defeat in the 2023 ODI World Cup final.

Sanju Samson (108 off 114) scored his maiden international hundred, while left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh claimed 4/30 as India beat South Africa by 78 runs in the third ODI of the three-match series at Boland Park in Paarl on Thursday, December 21. Sent into bat by the Proteas, the Men in Blue put up 296/8 on the board and then bowled out South Africa for 218 in 45.5 overs.

South Africa chased a revised target of 152 in a rain-affected second T20I against India at the St George's Park, Gqeberha on Tuesday, December 12. Sent into bat after losing the toss, the Men in Blue recovered from a disastrous start to post 180/7 in 19.3 overs when the rain came down and prevented India’s innings from being completed. Set a revised target of 152 in 15 overs, South Africa went hard at India’s bowlers and chased down the target in 13.5 overs with five wickets in hand.