India are currently leading in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia 2-0 With two more Test matches left to be played. Both teams will now travel to Indore for the third test. While India is hoping to extend their impressive run and make it to an appearance in the World Test Championship final, Australia is hoping to restore their momentum after their two close encounters at Nagpur in Nagpur and Delhi.
3 reasons why India hasn’t named a vice-captain for the last 2 Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy
The Indian team for the upcoming two Tests has been announced , and there have been no changes made. However, the absence of the vice-captain’s name that is missing from KL Rahul’s name has been the subject of much debate with cricket commentators. The vice-captain’s replacement is not yet named and, as per sources the the captain Rohit Sharma is granted the authority to choose his replacement.
Here are three reasons India hasn’t yet named vice-captain as of yet:
#1 KL Rahul’s lean patch that lasted for a long time
KL Rahul‘s appearance has been a source of concern for quite a while since his emergence And calls for removal get more fervent with each success. The former Indian player Venkatesh Prasad has been outspoken about Rahul’s inclusion during the two first Tests, saying it’s a case of favoritism. At present however, the Indian team’s management has stuck with the 30-year-old. However, no one will be shocked when the former vice captain fails to appear on the team’s sheet in India’s Indore Test.
2. Absence Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant miraculously escaped an accident in December of last year traveling to his home town of Roorkee. The injuries he suffered will require the time needed to recover before he’s able to return to cricket. The handsome 25-year-old was the sole Indian to be selected for the ICC Test Team of the Year in 2022. is now facing Rahul losing his job and the aging of his team, Pant would have been the leading contender for the vice-captaincy of the Test team.
#3 The long-term vision of Team Management’s team
Rohit Sharma is 35 years old age, and has probably three or two years of cricket remaining in his career. The team’s management will be seeking to develop the next generation of leaders to succeed Sharma following his retirement. This is why established players such as Ravindra Jadaja (34), Cheteshwar Pujara (35) and Ravichandran Ashwin (36) are likely to be offered the role.
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