Rahul Dravid: After the ICC T20 World Cup, there are reports that BCCI is thinking of appointing different captains for ODIs and T20s.
After the ICC T20 World Cup, there are reports that different captains are being appointed in the Indian cricket team in limited overs. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has stated in several media articles that it is thinking of appointing different captains for T20 and ODIs. There were similar discussions when Hardik Pandya was appointed captain in the T20 series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand. Team coach Rahul Dravid was questioned on the appointment of different captains. This created more confusion.
After the T20 World Cup, Pandya was appointed as the captain of the T20 team for the tour of New Zealand. And then BCCI clarified that they rested Rohit Sharma. But when Pandya was named captain for the T20I series against Sri Lanka earlier this year, no announcement was made about Rohit. With this, it is almost clear that Pandya will be given the command of the T20 team.
Currently, Team India is playing a three ODI series against New Zealand at home. The last ODI of this series will be played in Indore today. At the pre-match press conference on Monday, Dravid was asked a question about appointing different captains. Dravid said, “I don’t know about that. This is the question you should ask the selectors. But I don’t think so yet,” he said.
It is said that due to Dravid’s announcement, the coach of the team does not understand what kind of planning the BCCI is working with. In the same press conference, Rahul made it clear that Rohit, KL Rahul and Virat are being rested from T20s. Judging by this, it seems that Pandya has not yet been fully handed over the command of the T20 team. But it is known that Hardik was selected as the vice captain of the team in ODIs.
Dravid needs changes.
There is another reason for this confusion. That is Dravid’s statement. It is known that Dravid himself announced earlier this month that the Indian T20 team is currently in a phase of change and needs to exercise restraint. At the same time, Rohit said that he is undecided about his future in T20 cricket. Rohit said that he has to play three T20Is against New Zealand this month. Let’s see what happens after IPL. “I have not decided to leave the format,” he declared.
No to Ranji Trophy..
Ranji Trophy quarter-finals will be held from January 31, while the practice camp for the Test series against Australia will begin from February 2. No member of the Indian team will be available to play the Ranji quarter finals. We wanted the boys to play. But, Dravid declared that it was a difficult decision for us. We cannot drop any player.