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3 Jan 2022
9:46 am

Kohli out of second Test; Verreynne, Olivier in for Proteas

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The South Africans go into the second Test at the Wanderers 1-0 down in the three-match series.

Kyle Verreynne will play ass wicket-keeper for the Proteas against India in the second Test at the Wanderers. Picture: Getty Images

India won the toss and opted to bat in the second Test against South Africa at the Wanderers on Monday morning.

In a surprise in the India team selection, opener KL Rahul will captain the side in the absence of the injured Virat Kohli.

Kohli has an “upper back spasm,” according to Rahul and will “hopefully recover by the next Test.”

Coming in for Kohli is Hanuma Vihari.

South Africa, who will bowl first, have made two changes to their side from the first Test defeat in Centurion, having included Kyle Verreynne as wicket-keeper in place of the retired Quinton de Kock, while fast bowler Duanne Olivier comes in for all-rounder Wiaan Mulder.