Indian skipper Virat Kohli sits out the second Test against South Africa due to an upper back injury, with KL Rahul leading the team in the crucial match.
India's stand-in skipper KL Rahul won the toss and opted to bat first in the second Test of the three-match series against South Africa at the Imperial Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.
Speaking about the toss, Rahul said, "Unfortunately, Virat has had an upper back spasm, and hopefully, he'll recover for the next Test. It is every Indian player's dream to captain his country. Really honoured and looking forward to this challenge. We have had a few good wins here, and hopefully, we'll look to continue that. Hanuma Vihari comes in place of Virat. Just the one change. It was a good Test at Centurion overall. We really performed well as a team and are really excited about this match."
India has taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series after defeating Proteas by 113 runs in the first game.