Former India Skipper Sourav Ganguly has been handed a recall to the Indian Test Squad. The Bengal Southpaw has been included in the 16-man that will play a 3-Tests Series against South Africa which starts on the 15th of December. Another important decision that was taken by the Selectors was to elevate VVS Laxman as the Vice-Captain of the side in place of Virender Sehwag.
Also in the side are opening batsman, Gautam Gambhir and raw fast bowler Vikram Singh. Irfan Pathan held onto his place despite reports floating around that he was likely to be dropped. India has retained Dinesh Karthik as the second wicket keeper. In the bowling, Zaheer Khan has been rewarded with a berth due to his magnificent opening spells in the ongoing One Day Series.
India Squad : Virender Sehwag, Wasim Jaffer, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid (Captain), Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman (Vice Captain), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Wicket Keeper), Dinesh Karthik (Wicket Keeper), Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, Munaf Patel, Zaheer Khan, Sreesanth, Irfan Pathan, Vikram Singh