Who will captain India in Australia test?
India opener and limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been named as the vice-captain for the remaining two Test matches against Australia. Rohit, who joined his teammates after completing his 14-day quarantine period on Wednesday, will take over the reins from Cheteshwar Pujara.
Who will captain India after Kohli?
Gill scored a career-best 91 on Day 5 of the series-deciding fourth Test in Brisbane to bail India out of pressure after the early departure of his opening partner Rohit Sharma and help them stay in the hunt to eventually seal a thrilling win by three wickets at Australia’s fortress.
Who will captain India in Test?
On the heels of 36 all out in Adelaide and Virat Kohli returning home on paternity leave, Ajinkya Rahane took charge of the team and presided over India’s memorable come-from-behind Test series win in Australia.
Will Virat Kohli return to Australia?
Virat Kohli will play no part in the remainder of the India-Australia Test series as he returns home for his first child’s birth. Kohli has played 13 Tests in Australia, amassing 1,352 runs at 53.14.
Why did Virat Kohli return to Australia?
Key Highlights. Expectant father Virat Kohli boarded his flight back home from Australia on Tuesday after a pep talk with the rest of his teammates. Kohli is returning home on paternity leave to be with his wife Anushka Sharma and the rest of their family for the birth of his first child in January.
Who is the Indian captain?
At what age Kohli became captain?
Kohli captained India Under-19s to victory at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup in Malaysia. After a few months later, he made his ODI debut for India against Sri Lanka at the age of 19.
|2008–present||Royal Challengers Bangalore (squad no. 18)|
Who is India’s successful captain?
Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most successful Indian cricket captain, who has led the side to the 2011 ICC World Cup triumph and 2007 T20 World Cup victory, the latter in his captaincy debut. Under his reign, India rose to become the No. 1 Test side.
Who is captain of absence of Virat Kohli?
Ajinkya Rahane is expected to take the captaincy role after Kohli’s departure from the 2nd Test, but cricket pundits believe that it would be a tough challenge for India to win the series in Kohli’s absence.
Is Rohit Sharma vice captain?
“Rohit has been India’s long-time white ball vice-captain, so it was only imperative that in Virat’s absence, he will be a part of the team’s leadership group,” he added. Rohit had first joined Team India’s leadership group – in white-ball cricket – in 2017 when he was named Kohli’s deputy.
Why did Kohli return to India?
Kohli, in a recent conversation with Australian batting great Steve Smith, reiterated the importance of the moment in his life and said that he wanted to return home to be by the side of his wife Anushka Sharma at any cost.
Is Kohli back to India?
“At the selection committee meeting held on October 26th, 2020, Mr Virat Kohli had informed the BCCI about his plans to return to India after the first Test in Adelaide. The BCCI has granted paternity leave to the Indian captain. He will return after the first Test against Australia in Adelaide,” BCCI’s release stated.
Why is Virat Kohli not playing in Australia?
Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has called out his own country for allowing Virat Kohli to miss the remaining three Test matches in the Australia-India series to attend the birth of his first child while asking another player who is yet to meet his newborn daughter to serve as a net bowler.