Team India has played a 5-match Test series against England in January next year. This series will start on January 25, which will run till March 11. This 5-match test series is also very important for the upcoming WTC final. Both India and England teams will try their best to win this Test series. Whenever both the teams clash, the contest is bound to be exciting. However, for this series it is expected that Team India can get a new captain and vice-captain. Let’s know about it.
India will get new captain and vice-captain!
In the Test series against England starting from January 25, both the teams may have a tough fight. Team India will leave no stone unturned to make this series their name. For this BCCI and selectors can take a big decision. The board can change the captain and vice-captain of India.
Yes, it can happen because after the World Cup, Team India will surely go through a transformational phase. In such a situation, the selectors can make Shreyas Iyer the captain of Team India and Rituraj Gaikwad as the vice-captain.
Why Iyer-Gaikwad will get this responsibility?
Significantly, the BCCI will now try to think with foresight as almost all the players in Team India are middle-aged and in such a situation the board will be looking for young players who can serve in Indian cricket for a long time. Gaikwad and Iyer fit the bill. Everyone has also seen the fire of Iyer’s captaincy in IPL.
When Shreyas Iyer became the captain of Delhi Capitals in 2018, the team did well till 2020. Delhi went to the playoffs in 2019 and in 2020 this team went to the finals. At the same time, when he got injured in 2021, the captaincy was taken away from him. At the same time, when he took over the captaincy for KKR in 2022, he remained out of the entire season in 2023. In such a situation, Iyer fits the bill.
Along with this, talking about Rituraj, he has good captaincy experience in domestic cricket and recently he was made the captain of Team India in the Asian Games. At the same time, there is news that he can also take over the command of Chennai Super Kings after Dhoni. In such a situation, Gaikwad is also fitting for this role.
Virat-Rohit will be out!
Let us tell you that Rohit Virat can be discharged from this series. Apart from him, the return of Pujara looks impossible. With this, Rishabh Pant may return to Team India. Ishan Kishan can play as the regular wicket-keeper as there will be questions over Pant’s fitness if he returns from injury. Apart from this, the team can have Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah, Akshar Patel, Navdeep Saini and Mukesh Kumar.
15 member team india against england
Rituraj Gaikwad (vice-captain), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Shubman Gill, Shreyas Iyer (captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Jaydev Unadkat, Mohammad Siraj, Jaspreet Bumrah, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper) , Akshar Patel, Navdeep Saini, Mukesh Kumar
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