India Tour of South Africa 2022: Rohit Sharma will be Captain of ODI Team- Team India has been announced for the tour of South Africa (India Tour of South Africa). The captaincy of the Test team will remain in the hands of Virat Kohli while the new captain of the ODI team will be opener Rohit Sharma. Ajinkya Rahane has been stripped of the vice-captain of the Test team.
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) expressing confidence in Rohit Sharma, he has also made Vice-Captain of the Test team. After the defeat in the World Cup, Virat Kohli announced to leave the T20 captaincy. After this announcement, Rohit Sharma was believed to be made the captain of the ODI team.
This will be the first time since 2017 that the ODI and Test teams will have different captains. Since 2017, the captaincy of captaincy in all three formats of cricket was in the hands of Virat Kohli, but now separate captains of Test and ODI teams have been made.
Rahane stripped of his vice-captaincy
Team India has to play three Test matches and three ODIs in South Africa tour. Virat Kohli, who won a big win against New Zealand in the Mumbai Test, will also captain the Test team in the South Africa tour. The biggest blow has come to Ajinkya Rahane, from whom the vice-captaincy of the Test team has been snatched. Rahane captained Team India in the Kanpur Test match played against New Zealand.
India had reached the threshold of victory in the Kanpur Test match, but the last pair of Rachin Ravindra and Ejaz Patel denied India victory. India had dropped New Zealand’s 9 wickets but India could not take the last wicket due to the end of the game. It is believed that in view of Rahane poor form, the vice-captain of the Test team has been snatched from him. However, he has been retained in the Test team.
Good performance rewarded to Mayank and Shreyas
Opener Mayank Agarwal, who batted brilliantly in the Mumbai Test match, has also been included in the Test team. Mayank scored 150 in the first innings of the Mumbai Test and 65 in the second innings. Shreyas Iyer, who scored a brilliant century in his debut Test against New Zealand in Kanpur, has also been retained in the team. Jayant Yadav, who took 4 wickets by bowling brilliantly in the second innings of the Mumbai Test, has also been included in the Test team.
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Rahane and Pujara haven’t played big innings in recent times but both have been included in the team considering their good batting record on foreign pitches. Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul did not take part in the Test series against New Zealand but both found a place in the Test team against South Africa. Ishant Sharma was feared not to be included in the team due to injury, but he has managed to make a place in the team.
India Tour of South Africa
Indian Test Team for South Africa Tour
Virat Kohli (captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami , Umesh Yadav, Shardul Thakur and Mohammad Siraj.
That’s why Rohit Sharma got the captaincy of ODI
Rohit Sharma recently captained Team India in the three T20 match series played against New Zealand. Team India performed brilliantly under Rohit’s captaincy, defeating New Zealand 3-0. Now in the ODI matches against South Africa too, the command of Team India will be in the hands of Rohit.
In the recent T20 World Cup, the captaincy of the Indian team was in the hands of Virat Kohli. The Indian team also failed to reach the semi-finals during the World Cup. Rohit Sharma was named captain for the T20 series against New Zealand after Virat Kohli stepped down from the captaincy after the World Cup.
In this series, Rahul Dravid played the role of head coach of Team India for the first time. The pair of Rohit and Rahul had given tremendous success to India in this series. Since then, there was a lot of discussion that the captaincy of ODI will also be handed over to Rohit Sharma. Now the BCCI has appointed Rohit Sharma as the captain of the team for the ODI series in South Africa.