The curiosity is at its peak for ICC Cricket World Cup and next year’s T20 World Cup. Amidst this, BCCI’s All India Senior Selection Committee made a big announcement on Wednesday. They announced that Rohit Sharma will be the next white-ball captain for Team India. He will also be India’s Test vice-captain leading an 18 member squad for the upcoming 3 test matches in South Africa. However, Virat Kohli will be the captain of the Test matches for Team India.
Another significant decision was Ajinkya Rahane was removed from Test vice-captaincy. That position was also given to Rohit Sharma. Rahane’s recent performance has put him under the radar for whether he must be included in the team or not.
Rohit will lead Team India for its ODI in South Africa as India is scheduled to play 3 ODIs against South Africa next month. BCCI has yet to announce the ODI squad playing against South Africa.
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2021
After Virat Kohli stepped down as captain for T20I cricket, Rohit Sharma led the team for the first time in the 3-match T20 International against New Zealand. India won all the 3 matches against New Zealand in their home country. Rohit also received the Player of the Series award for his consistent batting performance.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli who became a captain in 2017 after MS Dhoni retired as captain has an impressive record as captain with 65 wins in 95 matches. Under Virat Kohli’s captaincy, India reached the final of the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy and the semi-finals of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. But India’s performance in the T20 World Cup 2021 under Virat Kohli’s captaincy has raised a lot of questions about him continuing as a white ball captain.
Before the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli announced that he will be stepping down as T20I captain after the World Cup ends. India lost to New Zealand and Pakistan and couldn’t make it to the semifinals this year.
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