Split Captaincy: Hardik Pandya to be regular India’s T20I captain? Here’s the update

Published on: Nov 19, 2022 9:42 am IST|Updated on: Nov 19, 2022 1:48 pm IST

Split Captaincy: Hardik Pandya to be regular India's T20I captain? Here's the update

After a semi final exit in the recently concluded T20 world cup, BCCI has sacked the entire selection committee that was headed by Chetan Sharma. There were a lot of questionable selections and omissions leading upto the world cup but it is hard to completely overrule the impact of Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid in team selections. The BCCI has made the selectors a scapegoat in this scenario.

Hardik Pandya to lead India in T20Is?

It is understood that BCCI are trying to move on from Rohit Sharma, the captain and the batter, who had a horrendous T20 world cup in Australia. He couldn’t execute his shots inspite of the conditions that goes well with his style of play. His knock in the semi final is one of the major reasons why India couldn’t post a solid total on the board against England.

The next in line to captain India is Hardik Pandya who is also leading the side in New Zealand currently where India are playing a 3 match T20I series. Hardik Pandya has established himself as an excellent leader on the field after his heroics with Gujarat Titans where he won the trophy in his maiden season as a captain. He is one of the most important members in the white ball setup. He provides massive balance to the side. It only makes sense that he has been given the responsibility going forward.

Rohit Sharma to continue as the ODI and Test skipper

Rohit Sharma is likely to remain as the ODI skipper as the world cup is fast approaching, BCCI would not want to tinker with their ODI side which sports a settled look largely. This would mean that, India will take the route of split captaincy going forward, which, the BCCI opposed not long ago.

All in all, BCCI would be hoping for some good fortune in the upcoming ICC tournaments as they would have been without an ICC trophy for 10 years when they step in the 50 over world cup next year.

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