BCCI to officially announce Rohit Sharma as new test captain

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India New Test Captain – Rohit Sharma Test Captain: All the confusion, question in regard to India’s New Test Captain can be laid to rest. The BCCI is set to name Rohit Sharma as India’s New TEST Captain. The BCCI will make official announcement right after to the tour of South Africa – Follow India Cricket News LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

“Without any doubt Rohit Sharma will be the new test captain of India. Rohit was named vice captain before the South Africa series & will now be elevated as captain of the team. The announcement will be made soon”, declared top BCCI official to InsideSport.

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India New Test Captain: BCCI to officially name Rohit Sharma as new test captain, announcement after South Africa tour

Rohit Sharma New Test Captain: The BCCI official further informed InsideSport that selectors will also speak to Rohit on his workload & fitness related issues.

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“The workload will be immense. He need to keep himself very agile and fit. I think the selectors will have a word with him. He will have to work to extra-bit on his fitness”, said the BCCI official.

The announcement of Rohit Sharma’s elevation as India’s new test captain will be made right after the ongoing tour of South Africa. The home test series against Sri Lanka will be Rohit’s first official assignment as India’s new test captain.

The board is also planning to groom KL Rahul & Rishabh Pant as leaders of the future. According to sources in BCCI, the debate is not on who will be the next captain – but the debate is on ‘who will be made the vice-captain’ of the team.

“The Vice-Captain will be India’s future leader. KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah all are future leaders. The selectors need to groom them in a proper structured manner. Selectors need to make a big choice on who will be made the vice-captain of the Indian test team”, the BCCI official further informed InsideSport.

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India New Test Captain: BCCI to officially name Rohit Sharma as new test captain, announcement COMING-UP after the South Africa tour
India New Test Captain: BCCI to officially name Rohit Sharma as new test captain, announcement COMING-UP after the South Africa tour

India New Test Captain: Big discussion & decision on Indian Middle Order coming up?

More than the captaincy issue, the big decision staring everyone in the selection committee is on the issues surrounding India’s MIDDLE ORDER.

Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli have struggled for runs for quite sometime now. The selectors need to make some BIG-CALLS ahead of two test match series vs Sri Lanka.

Pujara, Rahane, Kohli since January 2020

  • Cheteshwar Pujara: T 20 / Runs 973 / Av 26.3 / 50’s – 6 / 100’s – 0
  • Ajinkya Rahane: T 19 / Runs 819 / Av 24.09 / 50’s – 3 / 100 – 1
  • Virat Kohli: T 15 / Runs 760 / Av 28.15 / 50’s – 6 / 100 – 0

It is certain that the selectors will MOVE-ON from Pujara and Rahane & the likes of Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari & Shubman Gill will be included in the line-up.

Virat Kohli’s place in the team or XI at this stage is not under any question. The BCCI President Sourav Ganguly himself has declared that Kohli as a batsman is still a very important cog in the wheel for Indian cricket.

 “He will continue to be a very important member of this team and take this team to newer heights with his contributions with the bat under a new Captain”, declared Sourav Ganguly, President, BCCI

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