IND vs SA Test: In Rohit Sharma’s absence, KL Rahul named Virat Kohli’s deputy in Test series vs South Africa

IND vs SA Test: KL Rahul Vice-Captain – As reported by InsideSport earlier, KL Rahul has been named the vice-captain for the…

IND vs SA Test: In absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul named Virat Kohli deputy in Test series vs South Africa; Follow India Tour of South Africa Live Updates
IND vs SA Test: In absence of Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul named Virat Kohli deputy in Test series vs South Africa; Follow India Tour of South Africa Live Updates

IND vs SA Test: KL Rahul Vice-Captain – As reported by InsideSport earlier, KL Rahul has been named the vice-captain for the Test series against South Africa. While Rohit Sharma was originally named vice-captain of the Test series to assist Virat Kohli, KL Rahul has been elevated to the position instead of going back to Ajinkya Rahane. Follow India Tour of South Africa Live Updates on InsideSport.IN.

During the explosive team selection meeting, Ajinkya Rahane was removed from Test vice-captaincy due to his poor form. The Test vice-captaincy was handed over to Rohit Sharma just but the newly-appointed vice-captain was ruled out of the Test series due to a hamstring injury. Priyank Panchal was named as a replacement.

“The All-India Senior selection committee has named KL Rahul as vice-captain for the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa. KL Rahul replaces Rohit Sharma as vice-captain, who was ruled out of the Test series owing to a hamstring injury,” BCCI said in a statement. 

IND vs SA Test: In Rohit Sharma’s absence, KL Rahul named Virat Kohli’s deputy in Test series vs South Africa

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The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday had confirmed that Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the three-match Test series against South Africa due to a hamstring issue.

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“Team India Test vice-captain Rohit Sharma sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session here in Mumbai. He has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa. Priyank Panchal will replace Rohit Sharma in the Test squad,” the BCCI said in a statement about Rohit Sharma’s injury.

IND vs SA Test: In Rohit Sharma’s absence, KL Rahul named Virat Kohli’s deputy in Test series vs South Africa

KL Rahul Vice-Captain: As KL Rahul is also set to be named vice-captain of the ODI team, he was given the responsibility in the three-match Test series as well. 

Who will lead in ODI series?

While Rohit Sharma has been named ODI skipper, his injury has complicated things for the BCCI. It is still unclear whether he will be fit for the ODI series. The team announcement is likely on December 26 and the newly-appointed ODI skipper is racing against time to be fit.

After removing Virat Kohli as ODI skipper, the selectors are not ready to go back to him and in that case, KL Rahul could be elevated to the captaincy role. 

IND vs SA Test: In Rohit Sharma’s absence, KL Rahul named Virat Kohli’s deputy in Test series vs South Africa

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