Wednesday , February 20 2019

Virat going to lead in all formats: Captain Kohli

The selectors are expected to call test skipper Kohli as full time captain for the restricted overs cricket also.


Mumbai: Virat Kohli is about take full management of the Indian cricket team across all formats to hold forward the inheritance of tournament winning former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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The selectors, who meet here on Friday to choose the squad for the three-match ODI series and T20I series against England are expected to call test skipper Kohli as full time captain for the limited overs cricket also.

Dhoni stepped down as ODI and T20I skipper on Wednesday. His call is also surprising however his timing was good, as selectors had given the signal that Kohli is prepared to require over the leading role within the shorter formats also.

Dhoni has created himself offered to play under a replacement captain thus he still remains the most effective bet as a wicket keeper-cum batter. The selectors have employment in hands as several players are contused giving hope to fringe players to either create comeback or burgled the Indian team.

BCCI’s Chief executive officer Rahul Johri is predicted to perform the duty of the secretary of the Board in place of the despoiled Ajay Shirke. 2 key batsmen Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane who performed openers role within the New Zealand ODI series are contused, which can lead to recall for Shikhar Dhawan, if fit. K.L. Rahul incomprehensible the ODI series against New Zealand because of an injury and he can also fill the slot of an opener.

Suresh Raina’s comeback within the ODI team is on the table, although he’s expected to form into T20 squad while not a lot of fuss. Cheteshwar Pujara is additionally keen to play limited overs and his kind in Tests and within the current dy Patil T20 Cup makes him a decent candidate for discussion.

Key off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin didn’t feature within the Ranji Trophy knockouts for province citing injury and selectors may not risk him. Ashwin who was refreshed for ODI series against Kiwis, contend all 5 Tests against England alongside left arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja and each is also refreshed for atleast one format. Spinners Jayant Yadav and Axar Patel have additionally been injured and their fitness remains a priority.

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