Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have been rested for the upcoming white ball series against South Africa. This includes both the One Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) formats. In their absence, Suryakumar Yadav will lead the Indian team in the three-match T20I series starting December 10, while KL Rahul has been appointed as the captain for the ODI team. This decision comes as part of the preparation for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in South Africa. Kohli requested a break from the three T20Is and the same number of ODIs that will precede the two Tests, indicating a rest period for several senior players including Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Jasprit Bumrah.