New Delhi. Rohit Sharma has been made the new captain of Team India’s T20 format. Virat Kohli has left the command of the T20 team after the T20 World Cup. The series between India and New Zealand (India vs New Zealand) is starting from November 17. Meanwhile, the team can also get a new captain of the ODI format in January. The BCCI is going to talk to Kohli in this regard soon. The board wants them to focus on their batting, freed from the burden of captaincy. Although Kohli is not in bad form, he has not been able to score a century in international cricket since 2019.
According to the news of NDTV, during the ODI series (India vs South Africa) on the tour of South Africa in January, Rohit Sharma can be given the command of the ODI team after the T20 team. KL Rahul can also be made the vice-captain of the ODI team after T20. The ODI series is starting from January 11. The team is to go on a tour of Africa in December. There is to be a series of three Tests, three ODIs and 4 T20 matches. Rahul Dravid has been made the new coach of the team.
Can return as a batsman
According to a BCCI source, the board wants Virat Kohli to be relieved of the burden of limited overs and focus on his batting. So that they can regain their old great form. It is known that Virat Kohli has been rested from the T20 series against New Zealand and the first Test. He will return in the second Test. Team India could not perform well in the T20 World Cup. The team was out of the Super-12 itself. The teams of Australia and New Zealand have reached the final. The title match is to be held on November 14.
Kohli to continue as captain of Test team
However, Virat Kohli will continue to be the captain of the Test team. Talking about the ODI record of Virat Kohli, he has captained in 95 matches. Team India has won 65 matches, while losing in 27. Talking about his T20 International record, he has won 30 matches out of 50 for the team. They have lost in 16. In Tests, the team has won 38 out of 65 Tests under the captaincy of Kohli. He is the most successful Test captain of India. They have lost in 16 Tests.
After Rohit Sharma gets the command of T20 and ODI team, he will have to enter big events in the next 2 years. T20 World Cup is to be held in Australia in 2022. Team India has not won the T20 World Cup title since 2007. Then in 2023, the ODI World Cup is to be played in India itself. Team India has not been able to win the ICC trophy since 2013. Everyone has high hopes from Rohit, who won the IPL title for Mumbai Indians 5 times.