On Thursday, Virat Kohli surprised everyone by announcing that he would quit the captaincy of this format after the T20 World Cup. After Kohli, Rohit Sharma can be given the captaincy of Team India in this format. But it is not only India whose captaincy has changed but Afghanistan also appointed Mohammad Nabi as captain in place of Rashid Khan. Apart from this, there can be a change in captaincy in the teams of Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Afghanistan appointed Nabi as captain in place of Rashid
In the Afghanistan cricket team selected for the upcoming T20 World Cup, the responsibility of captaincy has been handed over to Mohammad Nabi in place of Rashid Khan. Rashid had said about his captaincy that his opinion was not taken in the team selection. After this, former captain Mohammad Nabi has been made the captain again. However, ever since the Taliban came to power in Afghanistan, only the big players are raising questions about the board’s decision.
Babar Azam’s captaincy will also go?
PCB chairmanAfter the end of his term, Rameez Raja has been appointed as the new chairman. After assuming the responsibility, Rameez had said about the captaincy of Babar Azam that he had the same expectations from Babar as a captain, which was from Imran Khan. He doesn’t know Babar personally so well, so it is too early to judge his captaincy across formats.
Apart from this, there are constant speculations through reports that the captaincy of Pakistan’s limited overs team can be changed. On the other hand, Babar was asked about this, he said, he has no information about this.
There may be a change in captaincy in the Sri Lankan team
handed over the captaincy of the team selected for the upcoming T20 World Cup to Dasun Shanaka. Under the captaincy of Shanaka, the Sri Lankan team defeated India’s B team in the T20I series. But the captain of the team has experience of only 9 T20 matches.
From 2019 onwards, apart from Shanaka, Sri Lanka have commanded Kusal Perera, Angelo Mathews and Lasith Malinga. Senior player Mathews is not in the World Cup squad due to a dispute between the players and the selectors. At the same time, there were reports in the past that the board may change the captaincy.