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Rohit Sharma Appointed Workforce India’s Captain In ODIs And T20Is, Vice-captain In Exams

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Rohit Sharma was appointed captain of Workforce India in One-day Internationals on Wednesday, taking on from Virat Kohli. The opening batter was additionally appointed vice-captain in Exams, changing Ajinkya Rahane. Rohit had been appointed captain of the T20I workforce final month, forward of the house collection in opposition to New Zealand. NDTV had reported earlier {that a} full change of guard in white-ball cricket was imminent. Virat Kohli had stepped down from India’s T20I captaincy on the finish of the ICC T20 World Cup. Rohit’s elevation to the highest job in ODIs brings the curtains down on Kohli’s period as captain in restricted overs cricket.

BCCI introduced the choice together with the 18-member squad for the upcoming three-match Check collection in opposition to South Africa, with the primary Check beginning in Centurion from December 26.

“The All-India Senior Choice Committee additionally determined to call Mr Rohit Sharma because the Captain of the ODI & T20I groups going ahead,” BCCI’s tweet acknowledged.

The 18-member squad for the Check matches will likely be led by Virat Kohli and Rohit will likely be his deputy. Ajinkya Rahane, whose efficiency with the bat has been below the scanner for some time, has been included within the squad.

KL Rahul, who missed the house collection in opposition to New Zealand as a consequence of damage, is again and so are the likes of Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur and premier paceman Jasprit Bumrah, all of whom have been rested for the two-match collection in opposition to the Kiwis.

Each Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, together with opening batter Shubman Gill weren’t chosen as a consequence of accidents. Off spinner Jayant Yadav retained his place together with Ravichandran Ashwin. Wriddhiman Saha is the back-up wicket-keeper after collection with each bat and gloves in opposition to the Kiwis, whereas Hanuma Vihari has made a comeback to the squad after outing with the India A workforce on the current tour of South Africa.

Workforce India full squad for Check collection vs South Africa:

Virat Kohli (Capt),Rohit Sharma(vc), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.

Rohit taking on the reins in white-ball cricket may very well be a transfer geared toward giving him a good probability to construct a workforce forward of the ICC World Cup at dwelling in 2023. This brings the curtains down on Kohli’s period as captain of the ODI workforce, which has been an exceptionally profitable interval for the workforce, aside from the truth that he didn’t win any large ICC trophy.


Kohli captained the workforce to the ultimate of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 and the semi-final of the ICC World Cup in 2019. He has a 70 p.c win ratio in ODIs, profitable 65 of the 95 matches he led the workforce in. He had taken over formally as India’s captain in restricted overs cricket from MS Dhoni in January 2017.

Rohit Sharma’s first project as captain in ODIs would be the three-match collection in South Africa.

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