On social media, there is an increasing call for the Indian cricket team’s Test captain to be replaced. Fans are urging Rohit Sharma to be replaced by either Virat Kohli or Ravichandran Ashwin.
BCCI May go With the New Captain in the Test
Finding a new captain is a difficult challenge for the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selections, especially given the ageing Indian team. With the exception of Shubman Gill, all six of the top players are over 34 years old, making the transition all the more critical. After India’s dismal loss to Australia in the World Test Championship (WTC) final, Rohit Sharma’s leadership has come under fire. The team lost by 209 runs, extending their ICC title drought even further.
Virat Can be a Leading Contender
The World Test Championship‘s upcoming cycle means that the selectors may have a difficult time finding a suitable successor. Given the limited choices available and the approaching ODI World Cup in 2023, it is unlikely that Rohit will be replaced anytime soon. The top possibilities identified by fans, Ashwin and Kohli, may not be the best selections, therefore the selectors will need to carefully weigh their options. Unexpectedly, Ashwin was not selected for the WTC championship game, and Kohli might not be eager to return as captain.
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