India knocked out from the world cup after losing the semi-final against New Zealand. After that, many speculations are going that Rohit Sharma will lead the team in ODIs. People said that the split captaincy is a good idea. Rohit Sharma to lead team India in ODIs while Virat Kohli to lead team India in test cricket. But according to the Times of India report, Virat Kohli continues to lead the team in all three formats.
As per a report, Kohli is still seen as the best person for the role of a captain in all formats – Tests, ODIs and T20Is. “Sunday will be the day to put all this nonsense to rest once and for all,” the report cited those close to the developments as saying. All the rumours will clear on Sunday after the selection committee meeting for windies tour squad.
“Last year, we played in South Africa, England and Australia. Before that, we played Sri Lanka. Now, we’re headed to the West Indies. There are matches against Bangladesh followed by the tour of New Zealand. In 24 months, we’re up against all Test-playing teams. That’s the challenge we’re looking at and at no time will there be any let down in intensity,” the report cited sources as saying.
Virat Kohli to have no say in Indian coach’s selection
“Last time, the captain (Kohli) had expressed his difficulty, or the team’s difficulty, with former coach Anil Kumble. In the new selection process, he will have absolutely no say with regards to who becomes the coach. This time, we have Kapil Dev in the coach selection committee, and he will not listen to him (Kohli),” the official said, reported the Indian Express.
“Support staff will be picked by the selection committee. Normally, we allow the head coach to do that (pick the support staff) for team building. This time, if the head coach is selected (before the selection of the support staff), he might join the process,” the official said.