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'Haarna hi hai jo marzi karlo' - Fans react as India set to pick full strength squad against South Africa for Test series

Cricket: India set to pick full strength squad against South Africa for Test series. India will be playing two Tests in South Africa, which would be a part of the WTC cycle 2023-2025.

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India is all set to pick the squad for the Test series against South Africa. The series will have two Tests between the two strongest teams in the world at the moment, along with Australia, England, and New Zealand. For India, the series will be a big challenge, considering how they came close to winning the series in South Africa for the first time, when they toured the land of Proteas the last time. 

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In 2021/22, India won the first Test in Centurion, but ended up losing the following two Tests. That was the peak of the Indian Test side, despite the middle order batters not being in any form. This time around, India will still be trusting their middle order experienced batters to do the job for them. It is to be seen whether Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane would be backed by the Indian management. 

The fans need not wait much for the announcement of the squad, which is not too far. India will be announcing its squad for the series against South Africa by the end of the day, which would give the fans the idea about the transition of the side. After the World Test Championship final of 2021-23 cycel, India was expected to make some changes. 

India to pick a full strength squad

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The series against South Africa will need some tough decisions, particularly on some of the senior players, who have not fired with the bat in the last 4-5 years. At the same time, India must ensure that they pick a squad to beat South Africa in South Africa. The bowlers would be key in the series, But the batters will be as crucial as the bowlers in South Africa.

Reports suggest that India is likely to pick a full strength squad for the series. Last week, it was reported that some of the senior players in the team like Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rahane are likely to take part in India A's tour of South Africa. The squad is likely to have the best Test players from India. 

Here's how the fans reacted to the news -

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