Will Virat Kohli continue as ODI captain or not? The decision may be made this week: The Indian cricket team has to play a three-match Test, One Day Internationals, and T20 International series against South Africa from December 17.
Team India can be selected for this tour of South Africa this week. The future of Virat Kohli’s ODI captaincy can also be decided during the team selection.
There is concern around the world about the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, and its first cases have been found in South Africa, so India’s tour of South Africa is also clouded by the crisis.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket South Africa (CSA) are in constant touch. CSA has assured BCCI that their bio bubble arrangement will be very good.
Virat Kohli has left the captaincy of this format after the T20 World Cup and Rohit has been made the new T20 captain of Team India. Will Virat Kohli continue as the captain of ODI or not? This can be decided by the selectors while choosing the squad for the tour of South Africa.
Virat had already announced before the T20 World Cup that he would leave the captaincy of this format after this tournament, but would remain the captain of the ODI and Test teams.
Virat was rested for the home T20I series against New Zealand, India won the series 3-0 under Rohit’s captaincy. Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were rested from both the T20 and ODI series against New Zealand.
Virat was rested in the T20 and the first test match. Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant were rested from the Test series. On the other hand, KL Rahul was ruled out of the Test series due to injury. The return of these veterans to the team against South Africa is believed to be certain.