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India squad for SA: Big decision by selectors, Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as ODI captain, Rahane loses Test vice-captaincy

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India squad for SA: Rohit Sharma replaces Kohli as ODI captain – In a series of big decisions made by the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee, Virat Kohli has been replaced as the ODI captain with Rohit Sharma. In other decisions, even though Ajinkya Rahane retained his place in the Test side for South Africa, he has been removed as the vice-captain with Rohit taking over the role. Follow Live Updates on India Tour of South Africa on InsideSport.IN.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee also decided to name Mr Rohit Sharma as the Captain of the ODI & T20I teams going forward,” the BCCI said in a statement.

India squad for SA: Big decision by selectors, Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as ODI captain, Rahane loses Test vice-captaincy

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India’s Test squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), 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.

However, Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill, Axar Patel and Rahul Chahar will miss out on the Test tour as they are currently out injured.

India squad for SA: Big decision by selectors, Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as ODI captain, Rahane loses Test vice-captaincy

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India Tour of South Africa: Important decisions taken

  • Selectors remove Virat Kohli as the ODI captain.
  • Rohit Sharma was handed over the ODI captaincy along with T20I captaincy.
  • Ajinkya Rahane lost his Test vice-captaincy to Rohit Sharma
  • However, despite opposition, the team management pushed for Ajinkya Rahane and Ishant Sharma’s selection. Both have had a poor run of form.
  • With Ravindra Jadeja, Shubman Gill and Axar Patel injured, selectors gave Jayant Yadav a longer run besides retaining Mayank Agarwal. Shreyas Iyer too has been given a longer run after century on debut.
  • After Rahul Dravid’s request, there will be a week-long camp in Mumbai. Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Rishabh Pant and Shardul Thakur have joined the camp.
  • The ODI team will be announced at a later date as the series starts from January 19.

India squad for SA: Big decision by selectors, Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as ODI captain, Rahane loses Test vice-captaincy

“It will be a point of discussion for sure. Virat has led the team successfully in ODIs but having two captains in limited-overs cricket can create unnecessary complications as the set of players will be same,” a BCCI official told InsideSport on Tuesday.

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India Tour of South Africa: Test Series: 

26-30 December 2021: 1st WTC Test vs India @ SuperSport Park, Centurion
03-07 January 2022: 2nd WTC Test vs India @ Imperial Wanderers, Johannesburg
11-15 January 2022: 3rd WTC Test vs India @ Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town

India Tour of South Africa: ODI Series:

January 19, 2022: 1st ODI vs India @ Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl
January 21, 2022: 2nd ODI vs India @ Eurolux Boland Park, Paarl
January 23, 2022: 3rd ODI vs India @ Six Gun Grill Newlands, Cape Town

India squad for SA: Big decision by selectors, Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as ODI captain, Rahane loses Test vice-captaincy

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