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India Tour of South Africa: Rohit Sharma set to replace Ajinkya Rahane as India’s new test vice-captain, announcement soon

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India Tour of South Africa – Ajinkya Rahane to lose Vice Captaincy? Struggling Ajinkya Rahane is set to lose his test vice-captaincy. InsideSport has learnt that the BCCI’s selectors will pass the responsibility to India’s T20 captain Rohit Sharma. The official announcement in this regard will be made next week: Follow all IND vs SA series LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

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India Tour of South Africa: Rohit Sharma set to replace Ajinkya Rahane as India’s new test vice-captain, announcement soon

Ajinkya Rahane to lose Vice Captaincy? Rahane’s poor form will cost him dearly. Despite selectors giving the Indian vice-captain a long rope, he has failed to deliver in last 1 year.

InsideSport has learnt that the selectors and the team management is of the view that time has come to replace Rahane with all format hit Rohit Sharma as India’s new vice-captain.

Ajinkya Rahane’s Questionable form to cost dearly?
The 34-year-old is under fire from all verticals owing to his poor show. He struck only one century and a couple of fifties in the last 16 Tests. Over the years, his average has witnessed a staggering decline from 51.37 to 39.60.
Ajinkya Rahane in last two years:
  • 2020– 272 runs from 4 Tests @38.86
  • 2021– 407 runs from 12 Tests @20.35
  • vs NZ in 1st Test– 35 and 4 runs respectively

When the announcement can be made? The selection meeting will happen in a few days. BCCI is yet to get the government clearance for the tour. In all likelihood selectors will meet after the Mumbai test to select the touring party for South Africa.

Is tour getting delayed? One thing is certain now that the tour is getting delayed. Indian team earlier was scheduled to travel to South Africa on 9th December.

Leave alone the travel, BCCI is yet to select the team for the series.

In all likelihood a test will be cut from itinerary now.

If given clearance by the government, the tour will now start from the Boxing Day Test (Dec 26) Test instead of on Dec 17. This means 9-10 days delay can’t be ruled out.

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As per the earlier schedule, the tour comprises of three Tests, three ODIs and four T20 Internationals and was slated to start on December 17 at Johannesburg.

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