Team India defeated New Zealand in the second and final test match to win the series by 1-0.
This was also the last match between India and New Zealand for the current tour and Team India is set to fly for South Africa.
Team India was set to clash against the Proteas in three test matches, three one-day international and four T20s from 17th December.
With Covid-19 new variant spreading it’s wings, BCCI and CSA has decided to reduce the series to 3 Test and 3 ODIs.
CSA has also announced the updated schedule for the Indian tour. The first test match will be played at Centurion on December 26.
Squad Selection Delayed
Players have already expressed their views on how much anxiety these bio bubble cause and with the new covid variant spreading across countries like South Africa, players’ concern are only increasing.
BCCI has decided to postpone the four T20s for later time, that will give the players some time off.
The bio-bubble stress and the new covid variant lurking around, players have shown their concern for the tour.
Although CSA has promised a really secured bio-bubble and to keep the travelling via flight within South Africa minimum.
the Betway Test and One-Day International series, taking place from 26 December to 23 January 2022 across four venues, following successful engagement with the BCCI.
First test will be played at Centurion from December 26.
The second Test will be played at the Wanderers here from January 03-07 while the third match will be held at Newlands, Cape Town from January 11-15. The three ODIs will be played at Boland Park, Paarl (January 19 and 21) and Cape Town (January 23).
BCCI has still announced the official squad for the tour and is taking time to make an official statement.
According to sources Shikhar Dhawan is one of the big names that might be making a comeback in the ODI squad for the tour.
BCCI is also in discussion with Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli regarding the captaincy of ODI cricket.
Whether Rohit should be made the skipper for the whole white ball cricket is still a discussion between the board.
The Test squad is expected to be announced really soon but BCCI can wait for the results of Vijay Hazare Trophy to add a few more new names in the ODI squad.
The series which was earlier supposed to consist of 3 Test, 3 ODI and 4 T20 is reduced to 3 Test and 3 ODIs and the remaining 4 T20s will be played at a later date.