Rohit will be the captain against New Zealand, Kohli rested


  • Rohit Sharma will captain the T20 team, Virat Kohli rested in the first Test
  • Rahul Dravid’s tenure as head coach will begin with the series against New Zealand
  • Lokesh Rahul will be the vice-captain in the T20 team, Rahane will continue as the vice-captain of the Test team

Mumbai The selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will soon announce Team India for the three T20 and two Test series at home against New Zealand. Many changes can be seen in the team. Rohit Sharma, the vice-captain of ODI and T20, can be made the captain of the T20 team for the series against New Zealand. Apart from this, Rohit Sharma can captain the team for the first Test of the Test series against New Zealand.

Lokesh Rahul will be the vice-captain
Current Test captain Virat Kohli will take a break for the first Test and return to the team in the second Test to take over the captaincy. Apart from this, Kohli can also be rested from the T20 series. Current vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane will continue as vice-captain in Tests. Whereas Lokesh Rahul can be the vice-captain in the T20 series.

Some senior players may be rested
New Zealand will play T20 matches in Jaipur, Ranchi and Kolkata while Kanpur and Mumbai will host the Test matches. Senior players like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami can be rested from the T20 series. Hershal Patel, who has done well in the last two IPLs, can replace Varun Chakraborty. However, he was ignored for the T20 World Cup. Shreyas Iyer may return to the team.

Rahul Dravid’s tenure will start
After the T20 World Cup, the tenure of head coach Ravi Shastri has ended. Former captain Rahul Dravid has been made the head coach in his place. Rahul Dravid will be the head coach of the series against New Zealand. Rohit Sharma will also have to prepare the team early for next year’s T20 World Cup.

Will not decide on ODI captaincy
Virat Kohli has resigned as the captain of the T20 team, but will continue as the captain of the ODI and Test teams. The BCCI will not take a decision on the ODI captaincy for the time being as the format is not important at the moment. The Indian team will play only T20 and Test series against New Zealand. India will play a series of three Tests, three ODIs and four T20 Internationals during their tour of South Africa in the third week of December. So the board and selectors will decide on the ODI captaincy during the selection of the team during the tour of South Africa.

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