Rohit Sharma is likely to become India’s T20I captain after the T20 World Cup, which ends on November 14.
Virat Kohli, who is currently leading the Indian team in the T20 World Cup, has already announced in September that he would step down from the captaincy role in the shortest format after the tournament.
Indian selectors to decide India’s new T20I captain very soon- Reports
According to a report by Cricbuzz, the Indian selection panel led by Chetan Sharma will soon be meeting to decide India’s future T20I skipper.
Rohit, who is India’s current vice-captain in white-ball cricket, is the potential candidate to take over the reins from Kohli.
The Hitman’s success in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with Mumbai Indians is one thing that his supporters will harp about for his credentials in white-ball cricket as a leader.
Apart from IPL, Rohit has also led India in a couple of tournaments and a few bilateral series.
Rahul Dravid, who has applied for the position of India’s head coach, will also be consulted for the appointment of India’s T20I captain.
Rohit Sharma to be rested for New Zealand T20Is
India are scheduled to play with New Zealand in three T20Is and two Tests just after the completion of the T20 World Cup.
According to the report, Rohit will be rested for the T20I series given that he has been continuously playing the game for the last five months.
So India could see a new captain only for the New Zealand series which starts on November 17 in Jaipur, just three days after the T20 World Cup final.
According to the report, the players that will be selected for the New Zealand T20I series will be asked to report on November 10 to go under quarantine for five days before two days practice period.
India have lost their first two fixtures against Pakistan and New Zealand in the ongoing T20 World Cup and there are very slim chances of them qualifying for the semi-finals.