The BCCI has scheduled for a three-match ODI and three-match T20 series against Sri Lanka in the month of July and the big guns will not be part of the squad. The Indian skipper Virat Kohli and vice-captain Rohit Sharma won’t be part of the Sri Lanka series as they will be in England for the World Test Championship finals and a five-match test series in England.
This has meant that a new skipper will be announced for the Sri Lanka tour and it will be a great opportunity for the youngsters to shine in the absence of senior players. With the T20 Worldcup coming up in October, this could be the last chance to make a strong case for themselves. Here are 4 players who can lead team India in Sri Lanka in absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
4 Players Who Can Lead Team India In Sri Lanka:
Shikhar Dhawan was in terrific form in the IPL recently and finished at the top in the race for the orange cap. He is one of the senior pros in the team and with not much experience left in the squad, it is time for him to take up the captaincy and lead the team in absence of Kohli and Rohit.
Dhawan looks to be playing at his prime best and he has worked certainly in the shortest formats. His strike rate has been moving up in the last two years and he looks a completely different player in IPL. He has done a fair bit of captaincy in IPL before for the Hyderabad franchise but is more of a big match player than a leader. This will be the best time for him to prove his captaincy credentials.