Rahul Dravid, Mohammed Shami
Mohammed Shami. Credits: Twitter

Mohammed Shami is one of the premier members of the Indian Test team. He has grown into a matchwinner for India and under the captaincy of Virat Kohli has delivered some telling performances for India. With Kohli giving up Test captaincy, The BCCI and the management are running a race against time to announce India’s next Test captain ahead of the home Test series against Sri Lanka in March.

There is also a theory of fast bowling captains going around world cricket at the moment. Pat Cummins being appointed as Australia’s Test captain has thrown weight to that debate as well. Rohit Sharma is the most likely candidate to replace Kohli as the next Test captain. However, the management is also thinking about the possibility of making a fast bowler as Test captain.

Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli. Image-Twitter

Jasprit Bumrah is ahead in that race if the management goes in that direction. He also expressed his interest in leading the team if given an opportunity.

“If given an opportunity, it will be an honour and I don’t see any player would say no and I am no different. Be it any leadership group, I always look to contribute however I can, to the best of my abilities,” Bumrah had said.

Jasprit Bumrah-Ravi Shastri
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Mohammed Shami on his part has said that he is ready for any responsibility given to him but captaincy is not the only thing he is thinking about at the moment.

Who Doesn’t Want To Captain India: Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami Opens Up On The Prospect Of Leading India In Test Cricket
Source: Twitter

“I am not thinking too much about captaincy at the moment. I am ready for whatever responsibility is given to me. To be honest, who doesn’t want to captain the India team but it is not the only thing and I am looking to contribute in whichever manner possible for the team,” said Shami to India.com.

He played the Test series against South Africa but was not selected for the ODIs. He has also been ignored for the ODI and T20I series against West Indies at home. Speaking on the omission, Shami said he looks forward to being part of India’s white-ball setup.

“I am available for selection in all formats and if it happens, I am more than looking forward to it,” stated Shami.

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Anshuman Roy

A Hardcore Cricket Enthusiast Having Previously Worked With Cricwizz, Circle of Cricket, Times Now, The Quint, Cricfit and Now With Cricket Addictor.