Shikhar Dhawan has been declared fully fit ahead of the first Test against South Africa beginning on Friday. However, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is likely to miss the match after being rushed to a hospital with viral “illness”.
Dhawan, who had suffered an ankle injury before flying out to South Africa, is set to open alongside Murali Vijay in the series opener at Newlands.
“Shikhar Dhawan is fit and is available for selection for the first Test. Dhawan had suffered a minor ankle injury before the team’s departure to South Africa,” the BCCI said in a statement.