I am very much looking forward to the South African tour India. At home in Indian conditions there is no better team, conversely South Africa are good travellers. This all makes for a a great series coming up. Looking at the India training squad makes interesting reading.
One name sticks out. Harbhajan Signh, if I were to be honest I do not see how he got back into the side. One can only presume it was Virat Kholi bringing back his mate into the squad. Out of the spinners Mishra, Jadeja, Ashwin and Oja are all better options, Patel and K Sharma are younger with potential. For this reason I think its a joke that he has been retained in the side.
I like all the seem bowlers India have, but the only problem they face is that if India make seem friendly pitches then it will suit South Africa more. This means we will see South Africa on trial by spin.
Batsmen: Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Karun Nair, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey
Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Wriddhiman Saha, Naman Ojha
Allrounders: Stuart Binny, Ravindra Jadeja
Spinners: R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Axar Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Karn Sharma
Seamers: Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Mohammed Shami, Mohit Sharma, Dhawal Kulkarni