Who can be the next captain of India? Let’s discuss the top contenders for Virat Kohli’s replacement as a skipper.
Who can be the next captain of India? We all know that captain plays a vital role in matches and most of the time it is captain who changes the result of matches through his strategies.After India’s defeat to New Zealand in the ICC World test championship, again the question has been raised against Virat Kohli’s captaincy.
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Virat Kohli has been one of the best and most successful captain for India but unfortunately there was no major ICC tournament under his captaincy.
Despite being the most successful captain for India, Kohli has been criticised by experts and fans for India’s loss in the final of World Test Championship.
Virat Kohli became captain of India in all formats of cricket in 2017. Since then Virat led team India to the knock out stages of 2017 Champions Trophy finals, 2019 WTC semi final and WTC in 2021 but none of them ended up with a win.
Apart from ICC events, Kohli has been leading Royal Challengers Banglore since 2013 in IPL but did not bring the trophy for Royal Challengers so far.
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Do you think that India needs to look for the next captain of India? If yes, with whom you would like to go with; Rohit Sharma, Shreyas Ayer, Rishabh Pant or any other?
Some experts say that India also should have different captains for different format of cricket like England and Australia does.
Experts also suggest Ajinkya Rahane’s name for Test matches’s captaincy. Let’s have a look of above mention players capability of leading a team.
Can Rohit Sharma be the next captain of India? Rohit Sharma’s success rate is very high in the shorter format of cricket.
Rohit has already won two titles as the captain of India with the Asia Cup 2018 final against Bangladesh and the Nidahas Trophy final against Bangladesh.
Apart from ICC tournaments, we all know that Rohit has been the most successful captain in the history of IPL with five title under his captaincy.
We can say here, Rohit is the first choice of fans and experts who can be the next captain of India.
Shreyas Ayer has been the captain of Delhi Capitals and has led them quite well. Shreyas records as a captain for Delhi Capitals is impressive.
Shreyas Iyer took over DC’s captaincy from Gautam Gambhir during the IPL 2018. In the next season of IPL he led the Capitals to the play-offs for the first time in 7 years.
In IPL 2020, Iyer-led Delhi made their first-ever final appearance in the Indian Premier League. Therefore, Shreyas is also the contender in the list of next captain of India.
Rishabh Pant appointed Delhi Capitals captain for first time after Shreyas Iyer was ruled out of IPL 2021 after a shoulder injury.
Before the tournament was suspended due to positive Covid-19 cases in bio-bubbles of multiple franchises, Rishabh’s captaincy brought Delhi Capitals on the top of the point tables of 2021 IPL.
Yuvraj Singh recent Interview with The Times of India says “I also see Rishabh as a potential Indian captain in the future. Because he is jumpy, chirpy, and talks around.
Yuvraj Singh further added “I feel he surely has a smart brain as well because I saw him when he was captaining in the IPL for Delhi Capitals.”
In a recent news of India.com He did an incredible job. So, people should look at him as the next captain of the Indian team in the coming years,”
Though Rishabh is too young in this list but we can still say that he can be the next captain of India. If you have some other name for the next captain of India, You can write to us in the comment box.