India New Test Captain – Rohit Sharma Test Captain: All the confusion, questions in regard to India’s New Test Captain can be laid to rest. The BCCI is set to name Rohit Sharma as India’s New TEST Captain. The BCCI will make official announcement before the start of West Indies tour of India – Follow India Cricket LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN
“Without any doubt Rohit Sharma will be the new test captain of India. Rohit was named vice captain before the South Africa series & will now be elevated as captain of the team. The announcement will be made soon”, declared top BCCI official to InsideSport.
India New Test Captain: BCCI to officially name Rohit Sharma as new test captain, announcement after South Africa tour
Rohit Sharma New Test Captain: The BCCI official further informed InsideSport that selectors will also speak to Rohit on his workload & fitness related issues.
“The workload will be immense. He need to keep himself very agile and fit. I think the selectors will have a word with him. He will have to work to extra-bit on his fitness”, said the BCCI official.
The selectors after the India tour of South Africa will select the team for whiteball series against the West Indies.
The announcement of Rohit Sharma’s elevation as India’s new test captain will be made after the selection committee meeting.
The home test series against Sri Lanka will be Rohit’s first official assignment as India’s new test captain.
The board is also planning to groom KL Rahul & Rishabh Pant as leaders of the future. According to sources in BCCI, the debate is not on who will be the next captain – but the debate is on ‘who will be made the vice-captain’ of the team.
“The Vice-Captain will be India’s future leader. KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah all are future leaders. The selectors need to groom them in a proper structured manner. Selectors need to make a big choice on who will be made the vice-captain of the Indian test team”, the BCCI official further informed InsideSport.
India New Test Captain: Rohit Sharma working-hard on his fitness at NCA
Rohit Sharma looking ‘SUPER-FIT’– Rohit on his part is currently training hard at the National Cricket Academy. According to available information he has trained very hard in last few weeks & along with rehab for the injured hamstring, he has also worked on reducing his weight.
In a bid to look fitter & slimmer, the India white-ball captain has reduced his weight considerably by 6 kgs.
Now, he is looking in great shape ahead of the upcoming series against West Indies. “Good training day with bruski,” he shared on Instagram recently. The PIC shows the massive turnaround.
Rohit Sharma looking ‘SUPER-FIT’, reduces weight considerably to get ready for series vs West Indies
- Missing the Test & ODI series in South Africa came as a blessing in disguise as Hitman made the most of it.
- Rohit has reduced his weight to reduce the burden on his TROUBLESOME hamstring & knee that has troubled him for a while as advised by NCA experts.
- Rohit is religiously following the regime set by the trainers at NCA. At 34, Rohit Sharma’s fitness will be key for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022 & 50-over World Cup 2023.
- As per BCCI’s policy, each and every player has to mandatorily appear for fitness tests at the NCA before being awarded ‘fit to play’ certificates.
- With Virat Kohli stepping down as captain, there is a need for Rohit to remain injury-free to lead the current set-up.
“Rohit’s rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) is going pretty well. He is expected to be okay for the West Indies series. It’s still close to three weeks from now before the first ODI is played in Ahmedabad on February 6,” a BCCI source privy to developments told PTI on conditions of anonymity.
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