India is preparing to take on South Africa vs India 2015

Published by : Ana on september 23, 2015

After a remarkable visit to Sri Lanka, Team India is looking to carry on the thrust against South Africa tour of India for the upcoming South Africa vs India 2015 tour series, and the preparations for that have already begun with an encampment for the ODI and T20 series.

A conditioning camp for a week is scheduled for the players started from Monday in Bengaluru with the core objective on fitness and for enhancing skills for the long series where India and South Africa will play three Twenty20 Internationals, five ODIs and four Tests.

The BCCI selection committee announced the squad for the limited-overs leg on Sunday. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, recovering from a fracture in hand that he was suffering with, during the first Test against Sri Lanka last month, is also integrated in both of the squads. After being at rest for the Zimbabwe ODI tour, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin and Suresh Raina were expected and automatic selections for both T20s and ODIs.


All the 32 players have gone through the medical examinations and fitness evaluation at the team hotel on Monday, according to a report in The Times of India. The camp will focus for getting the players ready for the upcoming frantic season of tour to Australia in January next year and T20 World Cup in India itself. According to a newspaper, Team Director Ravi Shastri will be joining the camp on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the trio of assistant coaches Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are already with team.

The coaches will be concentrating on Murali Vijay, Dhawan and Wriddhiman Saha in this training camp, as they are recurring from injuries. Saha and Vijay suffered hamstring injuries while Dhawan fractured his right hand during the tour to Sri Lanka, where India won the Test series 2-1. For the time being, ODI captain Dhoni, who last played a competitive match in Bangladesh in June, will look to get back to match fitness ahead of the T20 series beginning from October 2.

  List of Campers:

MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, M Vijay, KL Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Stuart Binny, Wriddhiman Saha, Naman Ojha, R Ashwin, Amit Mishra, Harbhajan Singh, Ishant Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron, Karun Nair, Suresh Raina, Mohammed Shami, Axar Patel, Pragyan Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Dhawal Kulkarni, Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey, S Arvind, Gurkeerat Singh.

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