Middle-order batsman Hanuma Vihari, who was overlooked for the home Tests against New Zealand, will travel with the India ‘A’ team to South Africa to gain game time. Vihari was not named in the India ‘A’ squad announced earlier this week, but will now utilize the three four-day games in South Africa to get a hang of the conditions. India will play a three-match Test series in South Africa commencing in mid-December. Vihari, who famously battled injury to help India salvage a draw in the Sydney Test, was part of the Test squad in England earlier this year but remained on the sidelines.
🚨 UPDATE: @Hanumavihari has been added to the India ‘A’ squad for the South Africa tour. https://t.co/ISYgtlw1S1 pic.twitter.com/uy3UD1pCN5
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