Hardik Pandya: After Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya is being considered as the next captain of Team India. This is the reason why he holds the vice-captaincy of India in white ball cricket. Last year, it was Hardik who commanded India in all the T20 matches. Based on all these things, there was a possibility that the star all-rounder would also be the next captain of Team India. But recently the selection committee headed by Ajit Agarkar took a decision, which has changed all the equations and in the future, not Hardik but some other player can handle the captaincy of India.
This player can become captain in place of Hardik Pandya
It is known that Hardik Pandya is currently away from cricket action due to injury. He got injured against Bangladesh in the World Cup. He has been out since then. Let us tell you that the star all-rounder has been struggling with injury problems for a long time. For this reason he does not play Test cricket. He last played a Test match in 2018. Hardik has played only 11 tests in his test career. This problem of the star all-rounder prevents him from becoming a captain. This was confirmed when Ajit Agarkar’s selection committee made Jasprit Bumrah the vice-captain of India against England.
Jasprit Bumrah was made vice-captain
It is known that Jasprit Bumrah is seen in the role of vice-captain of Team India in the five-match Test series against England. It is somewhat clear from this decision of the Indian selector that he is considering Bumrah for the captaincy role over Hardik Pandya. Apart from this, another reason for making Bumrah the captain is that he is the fourth player in the BCCI’s central contract list after Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja, who falls in the ‘A+’ category. Players who have performed brilliantly in all three formats go in this category.
Besides, BCCI also gives him Rs 7 crore annually. There is every possibility that BCCI will also appoint a player falling in this category as the captain. Virat and Rohit have captained and Jadeja is 35 years old. In such a situation, Bumrah is the only option left who can handle the captaincy.
Jasprit Bumrah’s performance has been like this for Team India
Team India’s best fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has started troubling the batsmen right from his debut match. Every batsman in the world is afraid of coming to the crease in front of him. Bumrah has taken 155 wickets in 34 Test matches played for Team India at an average of 20.02, while in ODIs, Bumrah has taken 149 wickets in 89 matches at an average of 23.6. Whereas in T20, he has taken 74 wickets in 62 matches at an average of 19.7.
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