Test Captain of Team India: The list of candidates who took his place in Team India is long after Virat Kohli abruptly quit the Test captaincy. There are some senior players in this and some young cricketers are also there. Amidst all this, a report states that BCCI has almost decided the name of Rohit Sharma for the Test captain of Team India and it can be announced soon.
In this report, which came out quoting official sources of BCCI, it has been said that the board has chosen its next captain for red ball cricket and the captain’s name will be announced before the starting series against West Indies. According to the report, the BCCI official said, ‘There is no doubt that Rohit Sharma will be the new Test captain of India. Before the tour of South Africa, Rohit Sharma was made the vice captain of the Test team and now he will be promoted and made the captain of the team. It will be announced soon.
The BCCI official also said that Rohit will have to work extra on his fitness to bear the extra burden. He said, ‘The workload on Rohit will increase. They need to keep themselves agile and fit. I think the selectors will talk to him about this as well. He will have to work extra on his fitness.
In the report, the BCCI official also mentioned the board’s plan to groom a future captain after Rohit. He said, ‘KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah can all be captains of the future. The selectors will also give the responsibility of vice-captain to one of them. The selectors would like to take such a decision to prepare them properly for captaincy in future.
Next test series against sri lanka
Team India has to play Test series against Sri Lanka after T20 and ODI series against West Indies. This two-match Test series will start from February 25. If Rohit Sharma is chosen as the captain of the Test team, then this will be his first Test series as a full-time captain.