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Indian team management summons pacers Shardul Thakur and Navdeep Saini to South Africa
After losing back-to-back Test matches against the home team South Africa on pace-friendly pitches, Delhi pacer Navdeep Saini and Mumbai's pace spearhead Shardul Thakur have been summoned by the Indian team management for the net practice sessions, according to the Times of India.

If the media report is to be believed, both pacers have been asked to leave for South Africa on Saturday ahead of third and the series' last Test match which is scheduled to be played at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg from January 24. The duo would reportedly be joining the Indian squad soon. 

The development comes after Virat & co complained to the Indian team management claiming that they have not been provided with quality net bowlers by the South African authorities.

"The team communicated to the selectors that they were not provided the help of quality net bowlers in South Africa. Hence, the arrangement has been made after the match," a top BCCI official told TOI.

"There may be just one Test left but the team doesn't want to leave any stone unturned to better its performance," the source reasoned.

The official further added, "The decision to send fresh net bowlers was mulled for a week. But the team management insisted on having its own bowlers. Thakur will stay over for the ODIs. As for Saini, his growth has been impressive and the selectors and the team management want to have a look at him in the nets."

Indian pacers impressed in the first two Tests through their commendable pace bowling while the Indian batsmen disappointed fans as well as critics in failing to make an impact, resulting in a 72-run loss and 135-run loss in Cape Town and Centurion respectively.

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