Few hours are remaining for live action between India and South Africa.Virat Kohli has kept an eye on the busy schedule of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, who have been playing since the Tests. It means Fast Bowler Shardul Thakur and Mohammad Shami might get a chance to perform in this series. India is leading by 4-1, and they are considering this match as the last match before England tour. Team India will go for England tour to play 3 T20I, 3ODI, 5Test Match in July 2018. Senior players will go for the rest, and there is a long 130 days break between these two tours.
Expected Playing XI- Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli (c), Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer/Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah/Shardul Thakur
This match is a big chance for Shardul Thakur to prove himself that why his name was picked for the 17 players squad for Proteas tour. Batsman Dinesh Karthik and Manish Pandey have not got a chance yet to perform in this series. After series win, the probability of playing of these two players is almost fixed.