India will play their next series against South Africa at home. During this series, both the teams will play three T20Is and three tests. BCCI has already announced the team India’s T20I squad for this series. Today, Chief elector MSK prasad have shared some important information regarding the upcoming tour.
“As selection committee, we haven’t met after the conclusion of the West Indies tour. We will definitely take this (Rohit as the opener) point into consideration when we all meet and discuss about it,” MSK Prasad, chairman of the national selection committee, told India Today in an exclusive interview.
“KL (Rahul) is definitely a great talent. Of course, he is going through a bit tough time in Test cricket. We are definitely concerned about his form. He needs to spend more time on the wicket and regain his touch and form,” the former wicketkeeper-batsman added.
“In shorter formats, we have seen Shreyas Iyer emerging as a matured batsman who can play to the situations and demands of the team and deliver accordingly. Similarly, we have seen (Navdeep) Saini, Krunal (Pandya), Washington (Sundar) progressing well in shorter formats.
“In the longer format, we have seen solid performances from young Vihari. He was clearly the stand out performer in this series apart from Bumrah, who was outstanding with the ball. I am also very happy with the form of Ajinkya Rahane because he is very crucial for the success of the Indian team in this format.”
Kohli has so much to offer as captain: chief Selector MSK prasad
“I am extremely happy that Virat is being hailed as the most successful Test captain in Indian history. He has been improving as captain with every passing game. I feel he has so much to offer as captain in times to come. He is still young, and he has a long journey ahead as captain in this format (Test). He has a wonderful mix of youth and experienced players in the side to lead, and I wish that he should plan well and lead this team and win the World Test Championship,” said Prasad.
“Our primary focus should be on identifying the right talent and groom that talent before they are inducted into the Indian team. I am not worried about the external factors because they are not in my control as long as we are doing our job honestly, sincerely and with the highest degree of integrity that is good enough. Moreover, I always share with my colleagues that when our intentions are right, then nature will conspire itself and help us in executing our jobs to perfection.