New Delhi. There is no threat to Rohit Sharma’s Test captaincy till next month. The 2-match Test series between India and West Indies is starting from 12th July. After this, India does not have to play any Test till the end of December. In such a situation, Rohit Sharma will have to perform well in the longest format of cricket on the West Indies tour. If Rohit does not decide to step down from the captaincy of the team in Dominica from July 12, then he will lead the team. The second Test is to be played in Port of Spain from 20 to 24 October.
If Rohit Sharma fails to perform well in both the tests, then there will be pressure on the BCCI and the selection committee to take a tough decision. A senior BCCI source told news agency PTI, it is completely wrong that Rohit Sharma will be removed from the captaincy. Yes, will he be able to play the third season of World Test Championship which will last for 2 years, is a big question, because by 2025 he will be 38 years old.
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The BCCI source said that the selection committee headed by Shiv Sunder Das can take a decision after the 2nd test and looking at his batting form. After the West Indies tour, there are no Tests until the end of December, when the team has to go to South Africa. That’s why the selectors will have enough time to take a decision. Till then the 5th selectors (new chairman) will also come. But who will be given the captaincy after him, this will also have to be considered. There are contenders from R Ashwin to Ravindra Jadeja.
He said that after Virat Kohli left the Test captaincy, KL Rahul could not impress anyone as a captain in South Africa. After this Rohit Sharma was asked for the captaincy. Rohit hasn’t played that kind of innings except for his 120-run century against Australia on a challenging Nagpur wicket. Since Rohit took over the Test captaincy in 2022, India played 10 Tests, out of which he did not play in 3. During this, Rohit scored 390 runs in 7 Tests. Scored a century, apart from this he could not even reach 50 runs.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 13, 2023, 19:33 IST