Danish Kaneria
Danish Kaneria (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Pakistan cricketer Danish Kaneria stated that the top option to take over the captaincy in India’s T20I team is definitely Rohit Sharma. His opening partner, KL Rahul, will be the perfect deputy, as per Kaneria.

After yesterday’s game against Namibia, Virat Kohli has officially stepped down as the skipper in the shortest format. In his stead, India has a few options, but the general consensus at the moment is that Rohit is the automatic choice considering his captaincy stint at Mumbai Indians.

“Team India will now play New Zealand (in a home series) and it remains to be seen what changes will be made. It also remains to be seen who will take over as T20 captain. Rohit is at top of the list as far as taking over the T20 leadership is concerned.”

KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma
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According to me, Rohit should be handed over the captaincy and Rahul should be the vice-captain so that he can learn the tricks of the trade. There is Rishabh Pant as well but I would prefer Rohit and Rahul as captain and vice-captain,” Kaneria said in a video on his YouTube channel.

With a new captain, Rahul Dravid can build a new strategy – Danish Kaneria

The 40-year-old Danish Kaneria also pointed out that the rebuilding phase can begin now that the T20 World Cup campaign is over for India. Newly-appointed head coach, Rahul Dravid, will take over and have new strategies in place for the side.

Rahul Dravid
Rahul Dravid (Image Credit: Twitter)

The World Cup journey is over. They have to get together now. Rahul Dravid has come in as the new coach. With a new captain, he will build a new strategy. I feel new players should be inducted into the team for the New Zealand series.

“(Senior) players should be rested because IPL ended up causing fatigue for a lot of players. It is not easy to be in a bio-bubble for so long. Players were in England, then featured in the IPL followed by the World Cup,” Kaneria added.

India finished in third place in Group 2, behind Pakistan and New Zealand, and failed to qualify for the semifinals of the T20 World Cup.

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