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Here's what Shubman Gill has to say after being named in Test squad for South Africa series

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 September 2019, 11:10 IST

After being selected in the Test squad for the forthcoming series against South Africa, youngster Shubman Gill stated that it is alway an honour to represent the country, no matter the colour of the kit.

"Be it blue or white, it's always an honour to represent my country," Gill tweeted.

The selection committee had declared the Test squad for the three match series against the Proteas on Thursday. KL Rahul who failed to impress during the series against the West Indies has been dropped from the team and instead of him, Shunbman Gill was inducted to the squad.

Speaking about Gill, MSK Prasad stated:"Shubman Gill has done well in both positions as an opener and middle order, so he can be a back up in both the slots".


Shubman Gill has been in brilliant form as he played a match winning knock for India A in the recently concluded Test against South Africa A. The youngster played a knock of 90 runs. Gill also smashed 204 runs in the Test against West Indies A.

Rohit Sharma was also inducted in the squad after missing out in the series against the Caribbean side and chief selector MSK Prasad stated that Rohit would be playing as an opener in the series.

India will go head to head against South Africa in a three match T20I series and as much Test matches. The T20I will commence from Sunday and the Test series will begin from 2nd October.

India's squad for three Tests: Virat Kohli (c), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vc), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill.

First published: 13 September 2019, 11:10 IST