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BCCI out to convince Rohit Sharma to continue leading in IND vs SA series

BCCI out to convince Rohit Sharma to continue leading in IND vs SA series

The BCCI is now in a fix. The apex cricketing body of the country will now have to convince Rohit Sharma to…

The BCCI is now in a fix. The apex cricketing body of the country will now have to convince Rohit Sharma to lead the Men in Blue for IND vs SA series. India’s T20I skipper Hardik Pandya is out of action with a ligament tear and is highly unlikely to be a part of the series. Team India will lock horns with the Proteas for 3 T20Is, 3 ODIs, and 2 Test matches.

With Rohit Sharma’s future in the shortest format of the game doubtful, it will certainly be a tough job for the BCCI to convince the ace batter to lead the squad. On the other hand, Virat Kohli has made it clear that he will take a break from the white-ball series in the SA tour but will be available for the Test matches.

“Yes, there remains a question what happens when Hardik comes back but in BCCI, they feel that if Rohit agrees to lead in T20Is, he will lead in the T20 World Cup. In case Rohit doesn’t agree then Surya continues as captain for T20Is in South Africa,” a BCCI source privy to the development told PTI on the condition of anonymity.

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“The BCCI has always given preference to that particular white ball format which has a global tournament in next six months. ODIs post World Cup is third priority and three ODIs is a lot. Hence if Rohit leads in T20Is, he might take rest to freshen up for Tests. It will be decided by sports science team,” the source said.

Big headache for BCCI, apex body to try to convince Rohit Sharma to lead India Cricket Team in IND vs SA series in absence of Hardik Pandya

With Rahul Dravid and the rest of the coaching staff’s future set, Ajit Agarkar and the rest of the BCCI Selection Committee will sit with Dravid to discuss the squad for the IND vs SA series.

Now, in Hardik’s absence, Suryakuamr Yadav is leading the Men in Blue against the Australians. But should Rohit Sharma decide otherwise, SKY will be the best person to lead the team.

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