Board of Control for Cricket in India has announced on Saturday that KL Rahul has been appointed as vice-captain of the team for three-match Test series South Africa.
Rahul’s promotion to the top job comes after Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the upcoming Test series in South Africa.
“The All-India Senior selection committee has named KL Rahul as vice-captain for the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa. KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as vice-captain, who was ruled out of the Test series owing to a hamstring injury,” said a release from BCCI.
The 29-year-old made his debut in Test cricket in 2014, and played 40 matches, scoring 2321 runs at an average of 35.16 including six centuries and 12 half-centuries.
India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), KL Rahul (vice-captain), Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Priyank Panchal, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Siraj