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India opener Rahul appointed vice-captain for SA Tests

KL Rahul has been appointed India vice captain for the Test series against SA.
KL Rahul has been appointed India vice captain for the Test series against SA.
Image: Sydney Seshibedi/Gallo Images

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.


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