The Indian cricket group may have totally different captains for various codecs quickly, former Indian chief selector and wicketkeeper Kiran Extra predicted.
“I feel the imaginative and prescient of the board drives this stuff. I consider Rohit Sharma will get an opportunity quickly. Virat Kohli is a shrewd captain who performed underneath MS Dhoni. How lengthy he desires to captain the ODIs and T20s, he may also suppose. You’ll be taught much more about these choices after the England tour,” Extra informed India TV on Wednesday.
Extra was the wicket-keeper for the Indian cricket group from 1984 to 1993. He took up the place of the Chairman of the BCCI Choice Committee earlier than Dilip Vengsarkar took over the job in 2006.
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Many different groups on this planet, like England — Joe Root and Eoin Morgan — and Australia — Tim Paine and Aaron Finch — have specialist captains for his or her Check groups and limited-overs groups. Extra thinks an analogous format can work in India.
“It ought to work in India. What the senior gamers take into consideration the Indian group’s future is essential. With Virat Kohli, captaining three groups isn’t that straightforward plus he has to carry out as properly. And I give him the credit score for it as a result of performing in each format whereas captaining and successful… however, I feel there can be a time when Virat Kohli will say ‘Now it’s sufficient, let Rohit lead the facet’,” stated Extra, who’s on the Mumbai Indians roster as a scout and wicketkeeping guide.
Extra additionally stated he sees Rishabh Pant as the long run captain of the group, saying the younger wicketkeeper-batsman is somebody “who can take the group ahead”.
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Kohli has been main the Indian facet in all codecs lately, with Rohit Sharma being his deputy in ODIs and T20Is and Ajinkya Rahane being his deputy in Checks. It was underneath Rahane’s captaincy that India pulled off a historic collection win in Australia earlier this 12 months.