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The Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced India's T20I, ODI and Test squads for their upcoming tour of South Africa. As many as 8 Rajasthan Royals players have earned their respective call-ups across all three formats.

The T20I series, starting December 10, is set to feature the explosive Royals opener Yashasvi Jaiswal, who made his T20I debut against the West Indies earlier this year. Led by Suryakumar Yadav, the 3-match series begins on December 10, with the first T20I to be played in Durban.



Full T20I squad: 

Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, Suryakumar Yadav (C), Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Jitesh Sharma (wk), Ravindra Jadeja (VC), Washington Sundar, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav, Arshdeep Singh, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Deepak Chahar

As the action shifts to the ODI format, it marks the return of Royals skipper Sanju Samson and leggie Yuzvendra Chahal to India's limited-overs setup. The duo will be joined by two more Royals, pacer Prasidh Krishna and the newly traded-in Avesh Khan, who will add further depth to the fast bowling department. KL Rahul takes charge at the helm for this 3-ODI series, in the absence of India's regular captain Rohit Sharma. The series kick starts on December 17 at Johannesburg. 

Full ODI squad:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sai Sudharsan, Tilak Varma, Rajat Patidar, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (C)(wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mukesh Kumar, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Deepak Chahar

Once the T20I and ODI series wrap up, the action then moves to the longer format, with India scheduled to play 2 Tests against the Proteas, including the Boxing Day Test at Centurion. Rohit Sharma returns to the fold as captain, alongside Virat Kohli, while Mohammed Shami's inclusion remains subject to his fitness. In the Test series, the Royals' influence continues with the experienced campaigner Ravichandran Ashwin named in the squad. Alongside him, the lethal bowling duo of Jasprit Bumrah and Mohd. Siraj, along with Prasidh Krishna, promises to pose a formidable challenge to the South African batters.

Full Test squad: 

Rohit Sharma (C), Shubman Gill, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), KL Rahul (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohd. Siraj, Mukesh Kumar, Mohd. Shami*, Jasprit Bumrah (VC), Prasidh Krishna

As the Royals' representation extends to India A, young talents like Dhruv Jurel, Prasidh Krishna, and Navdeep Saini look set to make a mark in the four-day matches, further solidifying Rajasthan Royals' imprint on the international stage. During the tour, India A will also play two four-day matches against South Africa A and one inter-squad three-day match.

India A squad for the 1st four-day match: Sai Sudharsan, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Devdutt Padikkal, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, Sarfaraz Khan, KS Bharat (C)(wk), Dhruv Jurel, Shardul Thakur, Pulkit Narang, Sourabh Kumar, Manav Suthar, Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Tushar Deshpande

India Inter-squad three-day match: Rohit Sharma, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Sarfaraz Khan, Pradosh Ranjan Paul, KS Bharat (wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Pulkit Narang, Harshit Rana, Shardul Thakur, Sourabh Kumar, Manav Suthar, Prasidh Krishna, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohd. Siraj, Mohd. Shami, Navdeep Saini

India A squad for 3rd four-day match: Sai Sudharsan, Abhimanyu Easwaran*, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Tilak Varma, KS Bharat (C)(wk), Dhruv Jurel (wk), Washington Sundar, Axar Patel, Harshit Rana, Kuldeep Yadav, Manav Suthar, Akash Deep, Vidhwath Kaverappa, Navdeep Saini