South Africa names squad for first India Test

Cricket South Africa named all-rounder Chris Morris in the side after he was declared fit.

Morris had missed the one-off four-day Test against Zimbabwe with a strain which he picked up in the Ram Slam final two weeks ago.   -  VIVEK BENDRE

A fit-again Faf du Plessis will return to lead a full-strength South Africa squad, also comprising lead pacer Dale Steyn, for the first Test against India beginning in Cape Town on January 5.

Cricket South Africa has also named all-rounder Chris Morris in the side after he was declared fit. Morris had missed the one-off four-day Test against Zimbabwe with a strain which he picked up in the Ram Slam final two weeks ago.

The team will assemble at Newlands on January 2 to start preparing for the crunch encounter.

The squad: Faf du Plessis (capt), Hashim Amla, Temba Bavuma, Quinton de Kock, Theunis de Bruyn, AB de Villiers, Dean Elgar, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Morne Morkel, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Vernon Philander, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn.