Indian team white ball cricket team captain Rohit Sharma (Rohit Sharma) has now been made the captain of the team in red ball cricket as well. That is, Rohit Sharma will now be seen captaining the Indian team in Test cricket as well. A 2-match Test series including a 3-match T20I series is also to be played between India and Sri Lanka in February and March. Virat Kohli resigned from the captaincy of the Indian Test team after losing the South Africa Test series, after which Rohit Sharma has now been made the regular Test captain of the team. In such a situation, the chief selector of the team has said a big thing about Rohit.
“Rohit Sharma is the number one cricketer of the country”
Chetan Sharma, the chief selector of the Indian cricket team, told on the question of Rohit Sharma being handed over the captaincy of the Test, that Rohit was the first choice of him and all the other selectors for this work. Not only this, but he also said that Rohit Sharma is the number one cricketer of the country.
Chetan Sharma said in the virtual press conference that,
‘ Rohit Sharma was everyone’s first choice for captaincy. He is the number one cricketer in the country and most importantly he is playing in all three formats. What is important is how we handle their workload. While being the captain of Rohit, new captains will be groomed.
Rohit Sharma is going to captain the Indian team in Tests for the first time. The audience is very excited to see Hitman as the captain in Test cricket. Rohit will be the 35th Test captain of the Indian team.
Indian team’s squad against Sri Lanka
Let us tell you that some major changes have been seen in the Indian team for the home T20I series and Test series played between India and Sri Lanka. While Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant have been rested for the T20I series, experienced players like Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Wriddhiman Saha and Ishant Sharma have been shown the way out of the team.
Squad of Indian team for T20I series: Rohit Sharma (capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan (wk), Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Jasprit Bumrah (vc), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Sanju Samson (wk) ), Ravindra Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravi Bishnoi, Kuldeep Yadav and Avesh Khan.
Squad of Indian team for test series: Rohit Sharma (captain), Mayank Agarwal, Priyank Panchal, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, Rishabh Pant, KS Bharat, Ravichandran Ashwin (depending on fitness), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah (vice-captain) ), Mohammed Shami, Mohammad Siraj, Umesh Yadav, Saurabh Kumar