India T20 Captaincy: The Indian cricket team’s performance in the T20 World Cup has been disappointing thus far, and with the players’ fatigue from the bio bubble that has been imposed after the Covid outbreak. Some senior players will be rested for the home T20 series against New Zealand that will be starting from 17th November.
Maybe there will be some new faces and a new T20 captain. Bowlers like Bumrah, Shammi, and Bhuvaneswar could be rested while India is looking for a replacement for Hardik Pandya who is struggling with fitness and form.
As per the current scenario, it is almost unlikely for India to qualify for the semi-finals. So team India might comeback home early.
Simultaneously, Virat Kohli has decided to step down as captain after the T20 World Cup.
T20 Captaincy Will be handed over to?
The next captain of Team India will be present in such a situation, and this must also be discussed. However, there is a chance that KL Rahul will take over as captain.
According to ANI (News Agency), a source confirmed that KL Rahul is the frontrunner for the captaincy, as Rohit Sharma will be rested. Currently, Rohit Sharma leads the T20 team as captain, but he, too, will be rested following the T20 World Cup.
This is why KL Rahul is a candidate for captaincy, as he was named vice-captain of the team for the limited-overs tour of Australia and performed admirably.
There are still chances of Rishabh Pant to be also named as the captain as India might look for some aggression after humiliating defeats in the T20 World Cup. Read- Rishabh Pant Life, Career and Girlfriend. The Story Of The Struggle Behind The Smiling Face
“The senior players will require rest, and it is well known that Rahul is an important part of the team’s T20 structure. He is almost certain to take the lead “According to the source. At the same time, spectators can enter the stadium while adhering to the Kovid 19 protocol.
In response to this, a BCCI official stated, “Yes, fans will flock to the stadium, but it will be far from full. We will collaborate closely with the local authorities and plan ahead of time.”
Following the T20 World Cup in 2021, New Zealand will travel to India for a three-match T20 International series followed by a two-match Test series. The key players in the T20 series, including Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, and Mohammed Shami, will be rested.
The T20 series will begin on November 17 with the first match between India and New Zealand in Jaipur. The second match will be played on November 19 in Ranchi, and the third and final match will be played on November 21 in Kolkata.
Simultaneously, the first Test will be played in Kanpur from November 25 to 29, and the second Test will be played in Mumbai from December 3 to 7.