India opener Rahul appointed vice-captain for SA Tests
India opener KL Rahul has been named vice-captain for the three-Test series against SA after Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the tour due to injury, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Saturday.
The 29-year-old is returning to the Test side after missing the series win against New Zealand at home due to a muscle strain.
“The All-India Senior selection committee has named KL Rahul as vice-captain for the upcoming three-match Test series against SA. KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as vice-captain, who was ruled out of the Test series owing to a hamstring injury,” the BCCI said in a statement.
Virat Kohli-led India take on SA in the first Test at Centurion from December 26.