India ODI Captain: The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Wednesday announced Hit-man Rohit Sharma as the new skipper for the Indian ODI team. Rohit Sharma has been replaced as the T20I skipper for the Indian team post the Indian’s unsuccessful ICC T20WC 2021 campaign.
At the time of relieving as T20I skipper, Virat Kohli has been the skipper for India’s ODI and Test squad. But Virat’s role has been replaced by Rohit Sharma in ODI format for the upcoming South Africa series where team India will lock their horns with hosts to play 3 match Test series and as many as ODI matches.
BCCI Appoints New India ODI Captain
India ODI Captain: On Wednesday, BCCI released a statement: “The All-India Senior Selection Committee also decided to name Mr. Rohit Sharma as the Captain of the ODI & T20I teams going forward.”
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2021
Rohit has also been named the vice-captain of the Test team as he replaced out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane for the position.
BCCI also announced a squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. The Virat Kohli-led side will begin the tour with the Boxing Day Test, on December 26, against the Proteas that will be played in Centurion.
The second Test begins on January 3 in Johannesburg while third game of the 3-match series will commence from January 11 in Cape Town.
“The following players were not available for selection due to injuries and are currently undergoing rehabilitation: Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar,” BCCI stated.
Hanuma Vihari has made a comeback in the main squad while Ishant Sharma has been able to retain his place despite poor form.
India Test Squad for SA Tour
Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (VC), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.
Standby Players: Navdeep Saini, Saurabh Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Arzan Nagwaswalla.
India Tour of South Africa Schedule
|1st Test||Dec 26-30||Centurion|
|2nd Test||Jan 03-07||Johannesburg|
|3rd Test||Jan 11-15||Cape Town|
|1st ODI||Jan 19||Paarl|
|2nd ODI||Jan 21||Paarl|
|3rd ODI||Jan 23||Cape Town|