New Delhi. Rohit Sharma has been made the new captain of the T20 team. Team India is going to play a three-match T20 series against New Zealand from November 17. The first match of the series (India vs New Zealand) will be played at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. This is the first T20 International match to be played on the ground. That is, Rohit can become the captain to win the first T20 International match on the field. The first international match at the ground was played in 1983. Under the captaincy of Kapil Dev, the team defeated Pakistan by 4 wickets in the ODI match.
Talking about Sawai Man Singh Stadium, so far 12 ODIs and one Test match have been played here. The team has won 8 ODIs, while losing in 4. At the same time, the only Test played between India and Pakistan was a draw. In the ODI match played in 1983, Pakistan’s team could only score 166 runs for 9 wickets in 46 overs while playing first. Captain Zaheer Abbas scored the highest 48 runs. Madan Lal took 3 wickets while Kapil Dev took 2 wickets. Roger Binny also got a wicket.
Sandeep Patil played a brilliant innings
The Indian team, chasing the target, did not have a start. Srikanth 17 and Mahinder Amarnath got out after scoring one run. Sandeep Patil scored 51 and Sunil Gavaskar 41 and took the team to the threshold of victory. Patil faced 28 balls. Hit 7 fours and 2 sixes. The strike rate was 182. He had made 40 out of 51 only from the boundary. The team had achieved the target for 6 wickets in 40.4 overs. With this, the team had also captured the 2-match series 2-0.
Rohit has won 23 matches out of 29 matches.
Rohit Sharma has earlier also handled the captaincy of Team India in ODIs and T20s. However, then he used to get the responsibility when the captain was not there. Rohit has so far captained in 29 international matches. Out of this, the team has won 23, while it has lost 6. Rohit has won 15 out of 19 T20 matches. At the same time, 8 out of 10 have been successful in winning the match of One Day International.
Rohit Sharma can soon overtake Sachin Tendulkar in terms of victory as Indian captain. Sachin has won 27 out of 98 matches as captain. Sachin was given the command of Team India twice. But due to the poor performance of the team, he finally gave up the captaincy. Rohit Sharma will have to bring the team on the path of victory soon. The team was out of the Super-12 of the T20 World Cup. Another T20 World Cup is to be played in Australia next year.