India have got many talented skippers in the past who have led the country from the front and took their side to the pinnacle of success. Incumbent captain Virat Kohli also has a massive success rate as the leader as the Men in Blues are currently one of the top teams. But who can lead India when Virat decides to step down?
From Kapil Dev to Sourav Ganguly to MS Dhoni and now Kohli, the country has had some of the talented skippers of all time. All of them have left their impressions on the team and have had an individual effect on the side.
Under Virat Kohli, India have been a top ODI side and is also the top-ranked team when it comes to Test Cricket. However, the selectors will look to make their options ready and prepare a few candidates to be at the helm of the set-up if Kohli decides to resign from the role.
We at Cricket Addictor will take a look at the five possible candidates who can replace current skipper Virat Kohli as Team India captain:
5. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has made it into the Indian team on the back of some consistent outing in domestic cricket over the years. He has made his opportunities count in the ODI series against West Indies and cemented his spot in the ODI side.
The Mumbai cricketer is also very handy in the other two formats of the game. With time Iyer will attain more maturity and will be one of the frontrunners to replace current skipper Virat Kohli as team India captain.
Iyer is currently the skipper of the Mumbai Ranji Trophy team and the Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He has a fair bit of experience and has shown his abilities to lead a side filled with star-studded cricketers. The middle-order batsman will certainly be the one to look for the future.