IND vs SA: Rohit-Rahul and Pant will also get rest, then who will take over the command of Team India? these are the contenders

BCCI is eyeing a tour of England in July, where Team India has to play a Test and white ball series.

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The Indian team has to play a five-match T20 series against South Africa next month, after which Team India will also go on a tour of Ireland.

IPL 2022 busy Indian Cricket Team The time has come to rest many key players of the Indian Cricket Team and for this the Board of Control for Cricket in India will use the series to be held next month. The matter of resting Virat Kohli has already come to the fore and the latest news is that some other key players including team captain Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah were also not selected in the T20 series against South Africa. Will go. According to the report of news agency PTI, senior players including captain Rohit and vice-captain KL Rahul will be rested in view of the important tour of England in July. Apart from these, Rishabh Pant will also get a chance to rest.

The PTI report also reported that veteran opener Shikhar Dhawan and Hardik Pandya, who impressed with the captaincy of Gujarat Titans in the IPL, were roped in to captain the South Africa series and then the limited overs series on the tour of Ireland. Responsibility can be given. The Indian team will play a five-match T20 series against South Africa in June at home. Soon after that the team will leave for Ireland.

BCCI’s focus on England series

The team selection for the South Africa series is likely to be done in Mumbai on May 22, the last day of the league phase of IPL 2022. There has already been news about this series that Virat Kohli, who is in poor form, will also be rested. The tour of England in early July is very important for the selectors as well as the BCCI. A BCCI official with knowledge of the matter said,

“All experienced players of India will get complete rest for at least three and a half weeks. Rohit, Virat, Rahul, Rishabh and Jasprit will all head straight to England for the fifth Test after the limited overs series. We need to keep all our key players fresh for the England tour.

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Dhawan’s return or Hardik’s chance?

Apart from Rohit and Rahul, Pant and Jasprit are also part of the team’s leadership, but they will also be rested. In such a situation, when asked about who will get the command of the team, the source said, the selectors have two options. First, Shikhar Dhawan, who captained India in the absence of Virat, Rohit and Rahul on the Sri Lanka tour last year. Along with this, Hardik Pandya has impressed a lot with his captaincy for Gujarat Titans. It will be a close contest.