Rohit Sharma turned into on Wednesday appointed captain of Team India in a single-day internationals, taking up from Virat Kohli. The commencing batter becomes also appointed vice-captain in Tests, replacing Ajinkya Rahane.
Rohit was appointed captain of the T20I group ultimate month, for the home series in opposition to New Zealand. News had pronounced in advance that a complete change of defend in white-ball cricket became forthcoming.
BCCI announced the choice along side the 18-member squad for the approaching three-in shape Test series towards South Africa, with the primary Test starting in Centurion from December 26.
“The All-India Senior Selection Committee also determined to name Mr. Rohit Sharma because the Captain of the ODI & T20I groups going ahead,” BCCI’s tweet said.
The 18-member squad for the Test fits can be led by means of Virat Kohli and Rohit could be his deputy. Ajinkya Rahane, whose overall performance with the bat has been beneath the scanner for a while, has been blanketed inside the squad.
KL Rahul, who overlooked the home series towards New Zealand due to damage, is returned and so are the likes of Rishabh Pant, Mohammed Shami, Shardul Thakur, and optimum paceman Jasprit Bumrah, all of whom have been rested for the 2-suit series in opposition to the Kiwis.
Both Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel along with starting batter Shubman Gill had been now not selected because of accidents. Off-spinner Jayant Yadav retained his function along with Ravichandran Ashwin.
Wriddhiman Saha is the backup wicket-keeper after a good collection with each bat and gloves towards the Kiwis, even as Hanuma Vihari has made a comeback to the squad after a good outing with the India A group on the recent excursion of South Africa.
Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar.
Team India full squad for Test series vs South Africa:
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.
Rohit taking on the reins in white-ball cricket may be a move aimed to present him a truthful danger to build a team beforehand of the ICC World Cup at home in 2023.
This brings the curtains down on Kohli’s technology as captain of the ODI group, which has been an exceedingly a hit duration for the team, other than the fact that he failed to win any big ICC trophy.
Kohli captain the crew to the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 and the semi-very last of the ICC World Cup in 2019. He has a 70 percent win ratio in ODIs, triumphing sixty five of the 95 fits he led the team in.