Indian team’s new head coach Rahul Dravid is set to play a part in determining whether there needs to be a chance in ODI captaincy as well. For now, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli are the T20I and ODI skippers but white-ball split captaincy isn’t something that selectors prefer.
Therefore, the Chetan Sharma-led selection panel will continue to discuss the matter but no official development has been revealed as of yet. According to reports, Dravid is set to have a say in who will be the ODI captain going forward.
The upcoming series against New Zealand is of paramount importance as of now, with Rohit set to go through his first assignment as the full-time T20I skipper. He has previously captained the side, including the famous Nidahas Trophy win back in 2018 in Sri Lanka.
Rohit’s opening partner, KL Rahul, will be his deputy in the T20I series. Several notable senior players have been rested, with an eye on managing their workload. There are plenty of upcoming assignments for the team, with a South African tour set to follow immediately after the New Zealand series.
India’s T20I squad for the New Zealand series:
Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Yuzvendra Chahal, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohd. Siraj.
India’s Test squad against New Zealand:
Ajinkya Rahane (Captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), KS Bharat (wicket-keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, R. Ashwin, Axar Patel, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Md. Siraj, Prasidh Krishna.