Former India opener Virender Sehwag believes that skipper Rohit Sharma can be relieved of the captaincy in the T20 format so that he can manage his workload better. Rohit has not been able to appear in all India matches since taking over as captain due to injury and workload management. Sehwag said in an interview to PTI-language, ‘If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as the captain in the T20 format, then I think Rohit (Sharma) can be relieved and going forward the following Things can be taken care of.
“One, which will allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue considering his age.
In a conversation organized by Sony Sports, India’s official broadcaster, he said, “Two, once someone new is appointed as captain in T20Is, it is time for Rohit to take a break and lead India in both Tests and ODIs. will allow it to rejuvenate itself.” -England series.
However, Sehwag said if the team management sticks to its current policy of having a captain to lead India in all three formats, Sharma is still an ideal option. “If the Indian think-tank still wants to go ahead with the same policy, which is to let one person lead India in all three formats, then I still believe, Rohit Sharma is the best person for it.” Sehwag has raised a pertinent point about divided captaincy in an era when a block international schedule focuses more than ever on injury management and mental fatigue.
The concept of split captaincy began in 1997 when the Australian selectors appointed Steve Waugh as the captain of the then ODI team, and Mark Taylor continued to head the Test team.
While Australia had tasted considerable success using this route, so did England, when the ECB made Joe Root the Test captain and Eoin Morgan was given the responsibility of the ODI team.
However the Indian cricketing eco-system is slightly different from that of Australia or England where multiple power centers operate more seamlessly across formats than in the subcontinent.
Many captains have not been tried in Indian cricket for a long time. India’s World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev has publicly stated that divided captaincy cannot work in Indian cricket as it is not part of “our culture”.
When Rohit was made the white-ball captain last year, India could have split the captaincy for an extended period. However, Kohli soon resigned from the Test captaincy, promoting Rohit as the all-format captain.
Combinations for T20 World Cup
While there are a lot of permutations and combinations going on ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, the former India flamboyant opener said that his top three picks among batsmen for the tournament would be Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and KL. Rahul.
Star batsman Virat Kohli is currently India’s designated number three batsman.
Sehwag said, “India have options when it comes to hard hits in T20s. However, I would personally accept Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul as the top three batsmen for the World Cup in Australia. Am.” “The right and left-handed combination of Rohit Sharma and Ishaan Kishan, or for that matter, Ishaan and KL Rahul could be quite interesting for the World T20,” he added.
Sehwag, who was known to take many fearsome fast bowlers to the cleaners in his heyday, was all praise for young fast bowler Umran Malik, and believes the 22-year-old should be the best of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit. Must join the World Cup with choice. Bumrah is one of the mainstays of India’s bowling.
Sehwag said, “If there is one fast bowler who has impressed me immensely, it is none other than Umran Malik. He has certainly been followed by India’s plans to have one of the leading bowlers like Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami. Must be part.” ,
“This IPL has given us many promising young bowlers, but Umran’s skill and talent will definitely get him a place in the Indian team in all three formats in the long run,” he added.
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