Rohit Sharma New Captain of Indian ODI Team
Question in detailIndia will take on Sri Lanka in the ODI series, starting from December 10, under a new captain Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli has been given a well-deserved rest considering his extra workload and a long grueling stint, which accesses 100 international matches across formats since January 2015. In the above-mentioned period, Kohli has played 113 matches without a rest. India's limited-over Vice-captain Rohit Sharma comes out to be the first choice as Kohli's replacement in ODI team against SL as long as he is fit. No wonder, he has taken over the captaincy and is set to deliver the promise in the upcoming ODI series.
Virat Kohli, however, will captain the side in the third Test of the ongoing series. The new captain of Indian ODI team, who is Rohit Sharma, will have the responsibility to keep the team's winning momentum up. He will lead the side in 50-over games. Let's wait and watch how Rohit Sharma fares as Kohli's replacement in ODI team against SL.
Over the years, the BCCI selection committee has employed the rotation policy to manage to workload on players. And Kohli is also not undisturbed of it even though he is working well with his role both as captain and as batsman. Now after Kohli's withdrawal, the responsibilities directly fall on the new captain of Indian ODI team.
The selection committee has also made some major changes to the ODI squad, recalling 27-year-old pacer Shradul Thakur and Hardik Pandya, who was rested for the whole Test series. Ashwin and Jadeja have been ruled out of the ODI squad yet again. The Indian squad for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka is: Rohit Sharma (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Ajinkya Rahane, Dinesh Kartik, Shreyas Iyer, Dinesh Karthik, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Azar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, Jasprit Bumrah.
Will Rohit Sharma keep the winning momentum up in Kohli's absence?