Virat Kohli Will be Stripped of ODI Captaincy: Virat Kohli’s captaincy in the ODI format will be discussed when the national selectors meet for the selection of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Along with this, talks will also be held regarding the deputy captaincy of Ajinkya Rahane in the Test team.
At the same time, apart from the place in the Test team of Ishant Sharma, who has played 100 Tests for India, the return of veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan in the ODI team will also be an important issue in this selection meeting.
The chairman of the selection committee, Chetan Sharma, Abhay Kuruvilla and Sunil Joshi, is overseeing the Mumbai Test (against New Zealand) and during the week starting Monday, they will sit with board president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah to take some decisions, which will be decided by the Indian Cricket Board. could have far-reaching effects.
Let us tell you that India has to play three ODIs in South Africa and now the biggest question is whether the country needs two captains in the white ball (limited over) format, which can cause a conflict of opinion in the team.
Rohit Sharma is already the captain of the T20 team and in view of the 50-over World Cup to be held in 2023, there is talk of keeping a captain in the limited overs format in the corridors of BCCI.
A senior BCCI source told news agency PTI-Bhasha, “It seems difficult for Virat Kohli to continue as the ODI captain at the moment. There are very few matches this year so ODIs are not of much importance. In such a situation, there may be a delay in taking a decision in this regard.
He further said, however, the argument against this is that if you keep different captains for two formats of the same kind, then there will be a conflict of views. In such a situation, most people associated with this decision feel that Rohit Sharma should be handed over this responsibility so that he can get the necessary time to prepare the team before 2023.
At the same time, according to the information, the place of Rahane and Pujara will remain in the Test team, but in this format only Rohit can be made the vice-captain. It will be difficult for Rahane, who is running in a bad rhythm, to make a place in the playing XI. With Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill in excellent form, with middle-order options like Suryakumar Yadav and Hanuma Vihari, it will not be easy for the experienced Rahane to find a place in the playing XI.